Mexicans lose confidence in government and NGOs: Edelman

In Mexico, citizens do not know in where to find reliable information or who to turn to for it, largely as a sequel to the infodemic, reveals the Edelman Trust Barometer 2021 study.

The document, consulted by MILLENNIUM, realizes that the information pandemic in the world, known as the infodemic, has undermined trust in institutions such as the government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

The Edelman study, based on a survey that included more than 33,000 respondents, shows that the confidence bubble blew up in May 2020, time that coincides with the moment when the covid-19 pandemic flared.

“The government was the most trusted institution in May; six months later he lost his leadership ”, the study abounds, arguing that said entity had a 12 point loss.

In addition to the government, NGO lost eight points credibility since the last measurement made for Mexico in May 2020.

Under this scheme, companies add 71 percent of confidence of Mexicans; NGOs, 67, and the media, 53. The government plummeted to 44 percent confidence, details the Edelman Trust Barometer.

According to the information collected, between 2020 and 2021, the social networks lost 14 percent of trust granted by Mexicans as a reliable source of information. For their part, search engines fell 7 percent; traditional media 4 and amateur media 3.

On the other hand, 71 percent of Mexicans believe that the media are more concerned with supporting some ideology or political opinion than with informing the public, according to the consultancy.

In addition, 75 percent of those surveyed said they were willing to get vaccinated immediately or within 12 months.

The survey also reveals that 67 percent are afraid of losing their job; 56 percent fear climate change; 50 percent to lose their civil liberties; 49 percent to get covid-19, and 42 percent expressed their fear of being the victim of a cyber attack.