As trust declines globally, can Switzerland remain an exception?

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Switzerland is one of the most trusted countries despite being home to some of the largest companies in the most distrusted sectors. There are, however, signs that trust is waning in the wake of the Panama Papers and corporate scandals that hit close to home.

We are living in an era of distrust according to global surveys. Edelman’s Trust Barometer in 2018 showed that globally, trust in general has plummeted in the last few years with little sign of recovering. Twenty of 28 markets surveyed lie in distrusted territory, up one from the previous year, and the United States experienced the steepest decline in trust ever recorded.

The Barometer attributed a big part of the drop in trust to persistent references to “fake news” and the failure of key institutions such as government to respond to events like the refugee

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