RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Trust in governments, business chiefs and media is crumbling amid a perceived mishandling by leaders of the coronavirus pandemic and a widespread feeling among ordinary citizens that they are being misled, a global survey has found.
The Edelman Trust Barometer, which for two decades has polled thousands of people on their trust in core institutions, found 57% of people believe that government leaders, business chief executives, and journalists are spreading falsehoods or exaggerations.
Breaking out responses according to a person’s media habits and voting patterns, the survey found a greater hesitancy on vaccines among . . .