Citizens of almost all G7 member states have become less trusting of their governments amid government action in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

In particular, according to a survey conducted by Kantar, in May, a total of 48% of respondents in the G7 countries were positive about the government’s actions in connection with the epidemic. Thus in April, such estimation was given by 50% of interrogated, and in March – 54%.

The largest decline in public confidence was shown in the United Kingdom, where the index fell from 69% in April to 51% in May. In the United States, Canada, Germany, France, and Italy, the decline in confidence ranged from two to six percentage points.

At the same time, only the people of Japan became more trusting of their government.

Kantar survey, engaged in the analysis of market conditions, was conducted between May 28 and June 1 and involved 7,012 people.

Natalia Tolub

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