Americans’ trust in non-governmental organizations declines

Jan 19, 2022

2022 Edelman Trust Barometer finds trust in business remains higher than that in NGOs.

According to the newly released 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer, the percentage of U.S. respondents saying they trust non-governmental organizations (NGOs) “to do what is right” declined from 50% in 2021 to 45% in 2022.

Among Democrats in particular, according to the Edelman survey, trust in NGOs was at 57%—the same as last year. Among Republicans, it was at 38%, down 11% from last year.

Trust in business in America—at 49% in 2022, also down 5% from 2021—was higher than that in NGOs. Trust in media and government was lower than that in NGOs. Trust in media was at 39% in 2022, down 6% from 2021. Trust in government was at 39% in 2022, down 3% from 2021.

The online survey was conducted in 28 countries, with 1,150 respondents in each country.

1 comment

  1. The Edelman study also reports that the country whose people have the highest trust in institutions, including NGO’s, is China. Really? Or perhaps the study should not be trusted?

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