DAVOS, Switzerland – One year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, trust in US institutions. UU It was drastically reduced despite the rebound in the economy and the record in the stock market, according to a survey by public relations firm Edelman.
In an annual assessment of confidence levels around the world, the firm said Monday that confidence in the United States has fallen precipitously last year, particularly among what it calls the "informed public". . The confidence in the government has been the lowest, but the confidence in the companies, the media and non-governmental organizations has also decreased considerably.
"What is clear is that the administration has changed the discourse," said Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman. "The United States is enduring an unprecedented crisis of confidence."
On a scale of 0 to 100, confidence among the general population of EE. UU It fell nine points to 43, placing itself in the bottom quarter of the Trust Index of 28 countries of Edelman. Among the "informed public" – those between 25 and 64 who have university studies, at the top end of the income distribution and report significant media consumption – dropped 23 points to 45. That places it in the lowest of the 28 surveyed countries, below Russia and South Africa.
Ironically, this is happening at a time when the US economy. UU It is growing strongly, unemployment continues to fall and share prices are booming. Since the takeover of Trump, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen by about a quarter, adding billions of dollars to the paper value of the United States.
Edelman said that the decrease in confidence levels in the US UU "that after the global financial collapse in 2008, when the US economy experienced its most pronounced recession since the 1930s and millions of people lost their jobs."
Edelman highlights the decline in faith in the media, saying that is exacerbated by Trump's. " discomfort "and his omission of traditional presidential communications with his fondness for Twitter.Media is now the least reliable institution worldwide, according to the survey.
" The cause of this fall is the lack of objective facts and discourse rational, "said Edelman.
A country where confidence is increasing is China, which is now in Edelman's confidence index for both the general and public population." In contrast to the US. UU., Faith in the government is leading the general upward trends. Joining China at the top are India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.
The online survey of 33,000 respondents was conducted between October 13 and November 16, 2017.
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