Employers viewed as most trustworthy institution: survey
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Employers viewed as most trustworthy institution: survey

DAVOS, Switzerland — With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey released Monday by public relations firm Edelman.

In a survey of trust in institutions that it releases on the eve of the World Economic Forum, the firm found that 75 per cent of respondents trusted their employer. That’s 19 percentage points more than the trust in business and 37 points more than governments.

Richard Edelman, the firm’s president and CEO, said: “The past two decades have seen a progressive destruction of trust in societal institutions, a consequence of the Great Recession, fears about immigration and economic dislocation caused by globalization and automation.”

Pan Pylas, The Associated Press

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