Davos global survey finds growing distrust in government


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Davos global survey finds growing distrust in government | Fox News

Ahead of the gathering of political and business leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos, the public relations firm Edelman found that only 44 percent of university-educated people participating in the survey trusted government, down 4 percentage points from the previous year. As recently as 2011, trust in politicians stood at 52 percent.

The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer found the largest-ever gap in its 14-year history -- 14 points -- between trust in government and trust in business.

"This is a profound evolution in the landscape of trust from 2009, where business had to partner with government to regain trust," agency CEO Richard Edelman said.

He warned that sinking trust in government could stoke a rise in support for more extreme political parties, particularly in May's election for the European Parliament.

The U.S. saw a dramatic 16 percentage point fall in the level of political trust to 37 percent, which Edelman attributed to a number of factors, including the debt ceiling standoff in Congress, the revelations of widespread snooping by the National Security Agency and the calamitous start of President Barack Obama's health reform website.
Our government lies to us, snoops on us, engages in cronyism with corporations and big Wall Street banks, allows corporations to get away with all kinds of crimes, lets the Federal Reserve hand out $85 BILLION EACH MONTH to their buddies on Wall Street, and lets the banks and corporations flood our election funds and buy elections.

Nothing the matter here; people are simply waking up, and that is a good thing.

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