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Today's Statista graphic makes a comparison between which institutions are considered to be "broken" (mistrusted) by citizens of the US and China.

The level of trust in societal institutions differs in America and China. According to data compiled by public relations firm Edelman, most Chinese think businesses are the foremost broken institutions, while Americans are highly concerned with a broken government. Overall, Chinese distrust is more spread out between the institutions than American institutional weariness. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer report, "No country saw steeper declines than the United States, with a 37-point aggregate drop in trust across all institutions." [Emphasis added.]

The institutions involved are as follows:


In the US, Government fares worst followed by the Media, while in China Business is worst followed by unspecified NGOs.

I find it interesting that people in China are happy under their current authoritarian one-party regime, while people in the US are unhappy and protesting our current authoritarian one-party regime.

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