Despite a year of strong global economic performance, trust in the four institutions measured by the Edelman Trust Barometer – government, business, NGOs and media is stagnant, with no institution climbing into trusting territory. While some developing markets, such as China, India and Malaysia are trusting, western markets – including Australia – are in distrust. Australia has been in distrust for almost a decade. 


  • Australia’s trust inequality the highest in the world in 2020
  • Bushfire crisis unites Australians
  • No institution both competent and ethical
  • 50% of Aussies question if capitalism does more harm than good

View the detailed summary here.

Download the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Report

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