Public trust in democracies has hit new lows, according to a new survey, while autocratic states like China enjoy surging popularity. Photo: Xinhua
Public trust in democracies has hit new lows, according to a new survey, while autocratic states like China enjoy surging popularity. Photo: Xinhua

Public trust surges in China, falls dramatically in world’s democracies

  • Global survey finds autocratic states scoring well, with a surge to 83 per cent among Chinese respondents and new lows in democratic countries
  • Results align with trend of recent years towards disillusionment with capitalism, political leadership and the media

Public trust in democracies has hit new lows, according to a new survey, while autocratic states like China enjoy surging popularity. Photo: Xinhua
Public trust in democracies has hit new lows, according to a new survey, while autocratic states like China enjoy surging popularity. Photo: Xinhua
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