Only 66% of South Korean Citizens Trust the Government

kpopluv, Aug. 10, 2015, 7:53 a.m.

The public's trust in the government has risen but is still low compared to the most developed countries. Only 34 percent of Koreans surveyed said they trust the government, according to an OECD report, putting Korea at 26th among 41 nations.

Korea may need to do more to address breaches of integrity by public officials and win back citizens' trust. The average level of trust in government among OECD member countries was 41.8 percent in 2014, down from 45.2 percent in 2007, according to a poll by Gallup. On the bright side, Korea led the way in accessibility of government data for public use.

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