India among top three countries where trust in government remains high


India continues to be among the top three nations where trust in government remains high, according to the Global Trust Index released annually in Davos. The ranking will reassure the Modi government in the wake of tough reforms like demonetisation and goods and services tax.

India is also in the trust zone as far as how the public sees business, media and NGOs. Its rating remains at ‘trust level’ with Indonesia and China ahead of it.

The annual Global Trust Index, released by communications marketing firm Edelman in Davos 0n 29 January, showed that China gained strongly and jumped to the top position whereas the US reported the steepest decline in public trust in its institutions.

The index showed that globally, trust in government, media and NGOs was low as 20 out of 28 countries surveyed online during October-November last year came in the categories where general population distrusted those institutions. India, as last year, continued to buck this trend.