Notes: Almost 6 in 10 online consumers worldwide have recommended companies that they trust in the past 12 months, reports Edelman, while 42% have criticized companies they don’t trust. Likewise, while 41% report having shared positive opinions about trusted companies online, 26% have shared negative opinions about companies they don’t trust. Overall, a slight majority (53%) of general population consumers surveyed across dozens of countries report trusting business as an institution, up from 48% last year.
About the Data: The 2016 Edelman Global Trust Barometer was fielded among 32,200 general population respondents across 28 countries, 6,200 of whom qualified as “Informed Public.” The markets covered were: China; India; UAE; Mexico; Singapore; Indonesia; US; Australia; Canada; Netherlands; Colombia; Brazil; Italy; Malaysia; UK; France; South Africa; Argentina; Spain; Hong Kong; Germany; South Korea; Ireland; Turkey; Sweden; Poland; Russia; and Japan. There were 1,150 respondents (18+) per country.