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Lack of trust in politicians is good for democracy

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THE Edelman Trust Barometer, which has been published every year for the last 14, has always provided an interesting insight into what we might call the "emotions" rather than "beliefs" of the nation.

The distinction is important: in my view "trust" is not a belief, but is an emotion – or rather, resembles an emotion in that trust has characteristics which are unique to emotions.


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