OECD Work on Measuring Trust in Official Statistics
David Brackfield
Statistics Directorate, OECD, Paris, France

In June 2008, the OECD Committee on Statistics (CSTAT) launched an initiative to measure Trust in Official Statistics. It was agreed to develop a model survey questionnaire. Cognitive testing has been ongoing and the paper at hand will present a consolidated overview of OECD member country results. Country testing of the questionnaire has, for instance, been put in place by the United States National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Statistics Korea; the Australian Bureau of Statistics; Statistics New Zealand; Turkish Statistical Institute; Statistics Canada. While there is an understanding that there is little possibility to have an international survey on measuring the general image of National Statistics Offices, present work will enable the development of an international approach to measuring trust in official statistics.

Keywords: Trust in Official Statistics

Biography: David Brackfield works in the OECD's Statistics Directorate in the division; Household Surveys and Progress Measurement. He is the head of the Labour and Household unit.