We recently heard from trust expert and author, Rachel Botsman, on the current state of public trust in Britain. The In Conversation event, 'Is public trust dead in Britain?' focused on what’s happening to trust in society alongside developments in technology - while trust in public institutions seems to be collapsing, new forms of trust enabled by technology are simultaneously rising up.
From crisis levels of distrust to more moderate levels of cynicism, there’s mixed opinion on how people perceive current levels of trust. A topic that continues to dominate the news agenda and public discussion, we’ve captured some thoughts on the state of the problem as well as suggestions on how best to improve the situation. Read the thoughts below and let us know what you think in our poll.