New Delhi, Jan 21: Unlike popular belief, India has emerged as the second-most trusted country in the world in terms of faith reposed in institutions. Ironically, the trust levels have fallen globally.
According to a survey by firm Edelmann, the level of trust in young, college-educated people is very high, something that has risen to its present position since 2009. However, India stands tall among all the nations. The study further reveals the name of the trusters till 2015, which include UAE, India, China and Netherlands and the number of distrusters, which has grown to 13 and include Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Italy.
As per the trust index, Brazil, Malaysia, US and France are among the eight neutral nations. To the pride of prime minister Narendra Modi, India'strust index has a score of 79 percent, after UAE with 84%, Indonesia (78 percent), China (75 percent), Singapore (65 percent) and Netherlands (64 percent).
Interestingly, the trust factor is high on government organizations, but non-governmental organizations, media and business have less "trusters".