Trust gap between business, govt continues to grow: Survey
Trust in business in India has recorded a significant increase from 69 per cent in 2012, to 81 per cent currently. In contrast, trust in the government has witnessed only a marginal increase from 53 per cent in 2012 to 57 per cent among informed public.
"The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer clearly indicates that the India results are the most nuanced amongst all emerging economies. There is an inherent optimism amongst the Indian public and, with the high trust levels; a clear opportunity is indicated for businesses," Edelman Asia Pacific President and CEO David Brain said.
Another indication of the difference in trust between business and government comes from the fact that only 17 per cent of the general public respondents in India do not trust business leaders to tell the truth, whereas 39 per cent do not trust government leaders to tell the truth, regardless of how complex or unpopular the issue is.
"While business today enjoys greater trust than the others, the lower trust in business leaders reflects that the public expects more from them," Brain said.
The survey, which was conducted among 31,000 respondents in 26 countries, further noted the global firms headquartered in the US, Japan and UK are the most trusted among the "informed public" in India, which is defined as college- educated individuals between
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