The level of trust in societal institutions differs in America and China. According to data compiled by public relations firm Edelman
, most Chinese think businesses are the foremost broken institutions, while Americans are highly concerned with a broken government. Overall, Chinese distrust is more spread out between the institutions than American institutional weariness. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer report, "No country saw steeper declines than the United States, with a 37-point aggregate drop in trust across all institutions."