How banks are viewed around the world

May 11, 2017, 4:32 PM GMT+0

New infographic shows varying perceptions of banks across the globe

In a recent international survey, YouGov explored differing attitudes towards banks across the globe, polling over 12,500 respondents throughout the US, UK, UAE, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Despite the slow economic recovery following the 2008 financial crisis, the study found that nearly three quarters of Americans believe that banks are competent. On the other hand, Europeans tend to be less confident in the dependability and virtuousness of banks.

While Australians take a decidedly neutral stance on the banking industry, perception of banks among Asian countries differs drastically. Thailand, for example, has the most trust in banks out of any country surveyed, yet Japan and Hong Kong remain largely unconvinced that banks act in their customers’ best interest.

Further findings from the survey are detailed in the below infographic.

Data was collected from research amongst YouGov’s panelists and was weighted to be representative of online population. Sample size: Global (n = 12,507; UK: 2,084; France: 1,005; Germany: 2,062; Italy: 1,003; Japan: 1,006; Hong Kong: 1,084; Thailand: 1,004; UAE: 1,023; US: 1,192: Australia: 1,044)

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