Koi Tu report: Lack of trust in government has severe consequences for social cohesion

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Dec 2021, 9:35AM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. (Photo / Mark Mitchell)
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. (Photo / Mark Mitchell)

Koi Tu report: Lack of trust in government has severe consequences for social cohesion

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Dec 2021, 9:35AM

A call for New Zealand to have a serious talk about social cohesion.

A Koi Tu: The Centre for Informed Futures report says there are early signs of threats to social cohesion.

The independent think tank says Western countries have suffered with a lack of trust between communities and the Government.

Report co-author Sir Peter Gluckman told Mike Yardley the lack of trust has severe consequences.

“People who are low in trust in that sense are more susceptible to conspiracy theories.”

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