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73% Indians have confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, says OECD survey

With the trust of 73 per cent of India's population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has emerged at the very top of the OECD's governmental confidence league.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi

With the trust of 73 per cent of India's population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's government has emerged at the very top of the governmental confidence league, according to a report by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The OECD report said 73 per cent Indians have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. The number, which is the highest in the world, overtakes that of Canada where 62 per cent of population trusts the Justin Trudeau-led government.

In United States, where Donald Trump-led government is facing immense scrutiny about alleged Russian involvement in the Presidential campaign, only 30 percent of citizens have confidence in their government.  

However, in United Kingdom which is on its way to its exit from the European Union, the government trust stands at 41 per cent.

Surprisingly, in Russia and Turkey, Putin and Erdogan's governments are both trusted by 58 per cent of their respective citizens.

OECD, which works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change, in its report said, "Trust in government remains below pre-crisis levels. On average in OECD countries, 42 per cent of citizens reported having confidence in their national government in 2016, compared to 45 per cent before 2007."

Greece, which has witnessed migration crisis, frequent elections, bank strikes, debt defaults and austerity measures in recent years fell at the bottom with just 13 per cent of its people having trust in the government.

In South Korea, where President Park Geun-hye was impeached in March this year, only 24 per cent of population had trust in the government.

The greatest loss of trust is in Chile, Finland, Greece and Slovenia. Over two-thirds of OECD citizens are satisfied with their healthcare and education systems, but only 55% trust the judicial system and courts, the report said.