(Jan 21): Employers are emerging as a powerful source of trust as people turn to more local relationships and remain skeptical of institutions including the government and social-media platforms, a survey of global attitudes compiled by public-relations firm Edelman found.

Among the respondents, 75% said that they trust their employer, 27 points more than government and 28 points more than the media, the survey found. People increasingly look to their employer as a relationship because it’s closer and more controllable, Edelman said.

“People have low confidence that societal institutions will help them navigate a turbulent world, so they are turning to a critical relationship: their employer,” Chief Executive Officer Richard Edelman wrote in an essay summing up the main findings of the annual survey, which the company entitled “Trust at Work” this year.

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