There is a considerable consensus on how youth´s trust in governments and institutions had decreased in recent years, in particular because of recurrent crisis. For that reason, the accumulation of empirical evidence is essential in this particular arena. In this article, derived from a project funded by the Department of Youth of the Municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the level of trust of youth in the institutional framework will be analysed both in the pre-pandemic and in the post-pandemic times at the Municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the most populous urban area in the Canary Islands and the Macaronesia. With this goal, data have been obtained from two surveys (one pre-pandemic and the other post-pandemic) and subsequently, it has been developed an analysis of principal components and explanatory factors, taking into account different socio-demographic variables (sex, age, social origin, educational level, employment situation) in order to assess how the institutional trust of youth is affected by these variables both before the pandemic and after it.
Keywords: youth, pandemic, trust, institutions, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.