73 per cent Indians have trust in Modi government says report


In what can be called as a good news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 73 per cent Indians still have faith in NDA government, according to the latest report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

However, in United Kingdom which is on its way to its exit from the European Union, the government trust stands at 41 per cent.

OECD's Government at a Glance report puts India on top, followed by Canada where the government is headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with 62 per cent confidence percentage.

Surprisingly, in Russian Federation and Turkey, Putin and Erdogan's governments are both trusted by 58 per cent of their respective citizens.

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The OECD found that the Indonesian and Switzerland governments had the trust of 80 per cent of their people while the Indian government had the confidence of 73 per cent.

According to the report, which was published by the Paris-based organization on Thursday and shows 2016 data, Greece joins Chile, Finland and Slovenia in recording a significant loss of trust between citizens and the government, slipping to 13 percent in 2016 from 19 percent in 2014.

As far as the United States of America is concerned, only 30 per cent Americans have expressed faith in the Trump administration. "On an average in OECD countries, 42% of citizens reported having confidence in their national governments in 2016, compared to 45% before 2007", the report said. South Korea whose President Park Geun-Hye was impeached recently over a corruption scandal has managed to get only 25% votes. Over two-thirds of OECD citizens are satisfied with their healthcare and education systems, but only 55% trust the judicial system and courts, the report said.