- The “rich and powerful” were identified as a major force dividing society
- However, business was seen as one of the most trusted sectors in society
- Trust in government has fallen, after soaring at the start of the pandemic
Isn’t Democracy diversity and any effort to undermine that drift to Autocracy? It’s not about trust in government it’s about trust that the elected government appointed by the people acts for all the people and not just the interests of its backers alone. Diversity isn’t division and is expected in a healthy Democracy. The division is when those elected fail to do their job democratically and don’t recognize the voices of those that didn’t vote for them and simply say Nope Nope Nope. Trust slumped but in which government and why?
A global survey finds Australia could be on path towards polarisation, with more people believing the divides in our society are not able to be fixed.
Source: Trust slumps in government and media as division rules, Edelman survey shows – ABC News