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India second among 40 countries in terms of Confidence in National Government: OECD

Jul 14, 2015 12:07 IST

India stood second among 40 countries in terms of Confidence in National Government in 2014 as per the Government at a Glance 2015 report that placed Switzerland at the top with Norway coming in third.

The report was released on 6 July 2015 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It was based on a sampling survey of 1000 citizens in each country conducted by World Poll.

Out of 1000 Indian citizens surveyed, 730 answered in the affirmative to the question related to confidence of citizens and businesses in government to do what is right and perceived as fair.

However, between 2007 (pre financial crisis period) and 2014, trust levels in India dropped by 9 percentage points.

Also, India stood at the 24th position out of 35 countries in the comparison on protection of fundamental rights that include the right to equal treatment and the absence of discrimination, the right to life and security of the person and freedom of belief and religion among others.

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