However, those polled in the survey completed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) would trust their employer for advice over someone working in the finance industry.
A DWP spokesman said: “Respondents were asked how much they trusted each of four organisations to “act in your best interests” when thinking about pensions.
"Employers and non-profit independent organisations were most trusted, while the financial services industry and the Government were less trusted.”
News stories about pensions (30% of respondents) and an experience of a friend or relative (26% of respondents) were the most important influences affecting trust and distrust for those polled.
A personal experience was chosen by 17%.