Uni Students Trust Strangers More Than Politicians

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South Korean university students find strangers to be more trustworthy than local politicians and companies, a survey showed today, demonstrating the high level of pessimism among the younger generation about the political and economic agents in the country.

In a survey of 2,300 students from 130 universities throughout the country, 2.6 percent responded that they trusted politicians, whereas 8.4 percent said they found strangers to be reliable, a local research institute said.

The poll was carried out by Hyundai Research Institute on request from local student and civic groups.

The number of those who responded positively toward companies was also lower than toward complete strangers, standing at 7.7 percent, according to the survey.

“This outcome in which politicians and firms were ranked less trustworthy than total strangers comes to show that their negative reputation has been accumulating over the years,” said Kim Byung-kyu, an official at the research institute.

Source: Busan eFM News


 

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