With the alarmingly dropping west public confidence in government, India narrates a different story; as Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads one of the world’s most-trusted governments.
In a list of countries with the most trusted governments, India ranked third in World Economic Forum’s list.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda praising PM Narendra Modi’s governance took to Twitter saying that the list was a testimony to India’s development.
India securing third best place in the list of most trusted governments worldwide is an evidence that the country is treading in the right direction of development under our Hon'ble PM @narendramodi Ji’s leadership. https://t.co/ACkT6wOLQ2
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) November 19, 2017
“India securing the third best place in the list of most trusted governments worldwide is an evidence that the country is trending in the right direction of development under our Hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji’s leadership,” Nadda wrote on Twitter.
The report reveals that almost three quarters (74 percent) of Indians say they have confidence in their national government.
The factors taken into consideration were- the economy, political upheaval, and headline-grabbing events like major corruption cases.
This is compared to only about one-third of Americans. The situation is even worse in Greece, where only about one in 10 citizens trust those in charge, according to the report.
India grabs the third spot, while the list is topped by Switzerland, followed by Indonesia.
The OECD report, Government at a Glance comes after almost three-quarters of Indians say they have confidence in their national government.
To look at people’s confidence in their national government and the factors influencing whether we trust our governments or not include the state of the economy, political upheaval, and headline-grabbing events like major corruption cases.
It has been believed that India’s recent anti-corruption and tax-reform drive could help explain the high levels of confidence in the government.
Trust also relies on the public’s opinion of their leaders.The countries that have experienced the greatest loss of trust are Chile, Finland, Greece and Slovenia.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) November 19, 2017
Below mentioned reasons are given on why one should trust their country:
Trusting our government is in our own interest because it supports economic growth. The more people trust their government the more they are likely to invest and spend, which boosts the economy.
Official policies and initiatives are also more likely to work. This will formulate people to pay their taxes and comply with regulations if they trust their government.
The OCED suggests Governments must do more to win back their citizens’ trust. They need to start putting more money into public services and become better at meeting the needs of the entire population, including in healthcare, employment and education.