The Raging Trust Crisis and its Consequences
Sara Fischer, Axios
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.
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