India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government: Report

NEW DELHI: Indians have the most confidence in their government, a report published by a major economic cooperation organization said.
The latest edition of the OECD’s Government at a Glance report states that 73 percent Indians have faith in the Narendra Modi led NDA coalition, the highest in the world.
India is followed by the Canadian government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which has the confidence of 62 percent citizens. Turkey, which witnessed a failed coup attempt in 2016, is in third place with 58 percent of the populace placing its trust in the Erdogan government. Russia and Germany rounded off the top 5, with confidence levels at 58 percent and 55 percent respectively.
On the other hand, the United States government led by President Donald Trump secured only 30 percent of the peoples’ confidence. In the United Kingdom, which is in the midst of a bitter ‘Brexit’ following a divisive referendum last year, trust in the Theresa May government stands at 41 percent, the report collated by the OECD said.
The recent impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal has reduced confidence in the South Korean government to 25 percent.
Greece, which had to bear the brunt of the EU migration crisis while struggling with a failing economy, is at the bottom of the table with a mere 13 percent of the people’s confidence.
Government trust levels are generally determined by whether or not people consider their government stable and reliable, if it’s able to protect its citizens from risk and whether it can effectively deliver public services.

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