An online survey of more than 33,000 respondents conducted between October 13 and November 16, 2016 by Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, and reported in the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, revealed that trust is in crisis around the world, and the largest-ever drop in trust was recorded across the institutions of government, business, media and NGOs.
- The Indian government is the second most trusted by its own citizensafter China
- Of the 28 countries, there was distrust in government in 75 percent of them
- Trust levels decreased to 47 percent this year from 50 percent in 2016
- CEO credibility dropped 12 points globally to an all-time low of 37 per cent, plummeting in every country studied
- Government leaders remain least credible
- Trust in business dropped in 18 countries, while NGOs saw drop-offs as high as 10 points across 21 countries
- Half of the countries surveyed have lost faith in the system, led by France (72 percent) and Italy (72 percent), Mexico (67 percent), South Africa (67 percent) and Spain (67 percent)