2019 Edelman Trust Barometer

Singapore fares better in trust than other developed countries: Report

Fifty per cent of the people in Singapore from the mass population said they believe they will be better off in five years, while 56 per cent of the informed public - those who earn more, are more educated and consume news more regularly - said the s
Fifty per cent of the people in Singapore from the mass population said they believe they will be better off in five years, while 56 per cent of the informed public - those who earn more, are more educated and consume news more regularly - said the same. The result for the mass population was higher than those in the United States, Australia and Japan but lower than those in developing countries such as China and Indonesia.ST FILE PHOTO

Survey results show people here have strong faith in govt, business, media and NGOs

People in Singapore are more upbeat about their future than those in many developed countries, where there is less trust in institutions doing the right thing.

Fifty per cent of those polled among the mass population said they believe they will be better off in five years while 56 per cent of the informed public said the same.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore fares better than other developed countries'. Print Edition | Subscribe