‎Saudi Arabia ranks 1st on 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer

‎Saudi Arabia ranks 1st on 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer

Saudi Arabia ranks 1st on 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer

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The 2024 trust barometer reported that 86% of Saudis trusted their government, compared to 83% a year earlier.

The Kingdom also took the fourth place globally on the index of trust in the business sector and came seventh on the index of trust in media.

The survey covered nearly 32,000 respondents from 28 countries.

China came second in terms of trust in government, followed by the UAE and Singapore.

Edelman Index for Trust in Government

Country

Trust

Annual Change

Saudi Arabia

86 %

+3%

China

85 %

(4%)

UAE

84 %

(2%)

Singapore

77 %

+1%

India

76 %

Indonesia

73 %

(3%)

Malaysia

67 %

+13%

Thailand

64 %

+8%

The Netherlands

55 %

+4%

Sweden

54 %

(3%)

The government led in terms of trust in Saudi Arabia, followed by the business sector, where Saudis trust increased to 78%, followed by NGOs (64%) and media (61%).

Saudi Arabia’s Ranking on Edelman Index

Country

Global Ranking

Trust Level

Annual Change

Government

1

86 %

+3%

Business

4

78 %

+6%

NGOs

11

64 %

(2%)

Media

7

61 %

+1%

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