Americans are losing trust in leaders across every area of their lives — and the information coming from every source of their news, according to the 21st annual Edelman Trust Barometer, out Wednesday, which measures trust in institutions globally.
Why it matters: The sobering report shows that people crave facts more than ever, but most have bad habits and a growing distrust of everything from journalists to vaccines and contact tracing.
Details: Across every type of institution — media, government, business and NGOs — trust has fallen to historic lows, according to the report.
Business is the only institution that is now perceived as being both ethical and competent enough to solve the world's problems.
CEOs are the only societal leaders trusted to tell the truth and fix problems.