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Measuring Trust in the Government Response to Covid-19

An Edelman “Trust Barometer” poll of businesses in September found about 28 percent of respondents in the West felt decisions to return to work should be based on state and local guidelines — more than any other region of the country.Click the headers to sort.

“On what basis should businesses and organizations in your country decide when it is time for employees to return to the workplace or remain in the workplace if you’ve already returned?”

Source: Edelman Trust Barometer

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