Chinese level of trust in govt tops global list

BEIJING: The Chinese government’s efforts to maintain economic growth and keep improving people’s lives are major factors behind the high level of trust in China’s government among the nation’s citizens, a level that has once again surpassed those of other countries surveyed.
Among Chinese citizens interviewed by Edelman, a leading global public relations consultancy, 89 percent said that they trust their government — the highest percentage of all the countries surveyed.
About 32,000 respondents from 28 countries participated in the online surveys in November.
The China report of the 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual trust and credibility survey, was released on Wednesday. The percentage of Chinese who said they trust their government has consistently remained at the top of the list in Edelman reports in recent years.
Edelman Global President and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Harrington said there is a sense of understanding and appreciation for China’s government that focuses on the continued growth and prosperity of the population. The government worked hard to protect its citizens during the COVID-19 epidemic over the past three years, which also resulted in trust from the population, he said. Fan Hong, director of the National Image Communication and Research Center at Tsinghua University, said the high level of trust showed that in the face of a challenging external environment, the Chinese government has continued to take positive actions.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item