... decline across the world.
Edelman’s survey reveals that faith in the media is at an all-time low in seventeen of the twenty-eight nations polled, while trust in government sagged in fourteen global markets and is rated as the least-trusted institution in half of all countries surveyed.
Trust in business leaders is also imperiled, dropping in every market polled.
More than half (53%) of global respondents felt the system was working against them, offering little help for the future. (Only 15% believed it was working for them; the remainder felt uncertain.
Comments Kathy Beiser, global chair of Edelman's corporate practice: “This crisis in trust has profound implications for institutions and their leaders“.
Adds Ms Beiser: "We see a growing and continuing disparity in trust levels between the mass population and the informed public, with the mass substantially less trusting than those with higher levels of income and education”.
She concludes: "The mass population simply doesn’t believe the system works for them anymore.”
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