Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

73 per cent Indians give PM Narendra Modi government a thumbs up

73 per cent Indians give PM Narendra Modi government a thumbs up

The reasons aren't hard to understand as the American media and the White House have been at loggerheads ever since Donald Trump took over as the 45th US President. And despite the Modi-led government's strong presence in the present list, it has lost 9 per cent confidence as compared to the 2007 data.

The global organisation, which works with governments to understand their economic, social and environmental changes, in its report said 73 per cent Indians have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, the highest in the world. In the United Kingdom it was at 41 per cent the report also said.

On May 26, 2014, Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India after the BJP-led NDA secured a mammoth majority - unseen in the last 30 years - in the parliamentary polls.

Of the other notable countries, the Americans' confidence in the current U.S. government under billionaire business tycoon-turned-politician and current President Donald Trump is a mere 30 percent.

Trust in government serves as a driving force for a country's economic development, makes governmental decisions more effective and leads to greater compliance with regulations and the tax system. A government can harness trust from its people only if it delivers on its promises.

The Canadian government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which has the confidence of 62 per cent citizens, comes second followed by Turkey, which witnessed a failed coup attempt in 2016, with 58 per cent of the citizens placing their trust in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Similarly, the actions of country leaders and the resulting public opinion about them may have an impact on the public perception of the government institutions they represent.

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