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Trust in UAE government ‘among highest in the world’

Survey also finds UAE residents are trusting of banks and media.

January 26, 2010 4:41 by

UAE residents’ trust in the government is among the highest in the world, according to a survey by Edelman. The finding comes in the PR firm’s annual ‘Trust Barometer’, which this year canvassed the opinion of UAE residents for the first time.

Out of 200 people surveyed in the UAE – both Emiratis and expatriates – around 67 percent expressed trust in the government.  Those questioned have less trust in NGOs, which attracted a rating of 45 percent, compared with 63 percent in the US and 74 percent in the Netherlands.

The survey also found that trust in banks is high at 75 percent, compared to levels as low as 29 percent in US and 19 percent in Germany.

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