Sixty-five percent of citizens across the world do not think their country is governed by the will of the people[.]
[O]nly 13% of people trusted politicians and only 16% thought they should be given more power.
A quarter felt more [power] should go to religious leaders - who are also seen as the most trusted group.
And, surprisingly, only 32% of people in the USA said that their religion was the thing that defined them. But 40% "would like religious leaders to be given more power".
In the US and Canada, 49% of people said they trusted religious leaders, compared to a global average of 19%.
At least Europe is an oasis of sanity:
In the 23 European countries surveyed, a third of respondents said they did not trust politicians or business, religious and military leaders, rising to more than half in central and eastern Europe.
Globally, only a quarter of those in the survey held people in authority in similar disregard.
Journalists in particular are held in poor esteem - only one in five Europeans trusts them, if the survey, or indeed this report of it, is to be believed.
Good to see the Beeb can maintain a sense of humour about it.