Global Governance

Edelman Trust Barometer: Cycle of distrust threatens action on global challenges

Edelman Trust Barometer: Many government protests were held last year, reflecting the public's distrust. Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Kate Whiting

Senior Writer, Formative Content


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Global Governance is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Global Governance

Trust in government has dropped in the past year. Image: Edelman Trust Barometer
Scientists are among the most trusted in society. Image: Edelman Trust Barometer

Almost seven in 10 people believe they’re being lied to by the media and government. Image: Edelman Trust Barometer

Business is expected to do more to address issues in society. Image: Edelman Trust Barometer


What is the World Economic Forum doing to manage emerging risks from COVID-19?

Trust in employer media. Image: Edelman Trust Barometer

Breaking the cycle of distrust is possible. Image: Edelman Trust Barometer

Have you read?

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Global GovernanceESGCorporate GovernanceCOVID-19Climate ChangeDavos Agenda 2022


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

How city and state diplomacy can strengthen US foreign policy
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum