OECD's Government at a Glance report

NEW DELHI Indians have the most confidence in their government a report published by a major economic cooperation organisation said

The reasons aren't hard to understand as the American media and the White House have been at loggerheads ever since Donald Trump took over as the 45th US President.

The OECD, a 35-country group, has used the Gallup World Poll for 2016 for measuring the confidence level in central governments in its report.

In what can be called as a good news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 73 per cent Indians still have faith in NDA government, according to the latest report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Narendra Modi government has completed more than half its tenure and the Prime Minister has been successful in ensuring political stability and providing decisive leadership with bold decisions, which were both acclaimed as well as bitterly criticised over the last three years.

With 62 per cent confidence rate, the Canadian government headed by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is also known for his simplicity and travelling in public transport and meeting the citizens often has claimed the second spot.

Retail sales fall more than expected
The Commerce Department said retail sales fell by 0.2 percent in June after edging down by a revised 0.1 percent in May. Receipts weakened at department store, sporting goods outlets and restaurants.

However, only 30 per cent United States citizens have faith in their President Donald Trump's government.

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

Greece, which had to bear the brunt of the immigration crisis while struggling with a failing economy, is at the bottom of the table with a mere 13% of citizens expressing confidence in it.

Even though the Modi-led government is being attacked by the Opposition on several fronts, India is one the top countries that has the citizen's confidence. A government can harness trust from its people only if it delivers on its promises.

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