Saudi Arabia tops “most trusted governments” in the world: 2021 Trust Barometer


Riyadh – Government of Saudi Arabia is ranked as one of the most trusted governments in the world for the second year in a row, according to Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer report.

The report stated that Kingdom increased the levels of confidence from 78% in January 2020 to 82% in January 2021.

The 4% increase in the balance qualified the Kingdom in the top index of 28 countries.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s brotherly country United Arab Emirates (UAE) stood at third position with 80%.

According to the report, the Government of Saudi Arabia remains the most trusted entity, compared to the other categories like businesses which is at 73%, NGOs at 61%, and the media at 60%.

Kingdom gained highest ranking internationally for handling the COVID-19 pandemic situation, by providing medical care, coronavirus detection devices and vaccines to citizens and residents for free.

Saudi leadership was applauded by the international community in the areas of developing vaccines, and supporting medical research and experiments.

The research was powered by research firm Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI). The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer online survey sampled more than 33,000 respondents, which includes 1,150 general population respondents across 28 countries and 200 informed public respondents in each country, except China and United States.

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