For over a decade now, international mega-pr firm Edelman has been conducting a global ‘Trust Barometer‘ survey. They use an outside firm to poll, internationally, 1000 people per country on how they trust various public entities like government, business and NGOs. It makes for interesting reading. Go have a look. Be advised that what you will see is a Slideshare deck and it will be much more readable on a monitor instead of your phone.
It’s pretty interesting how low governments are rating right now.