Whom do you trust more: a coworker or your next-door neighbor? It might depend on where you live, how old you are, or your gender. We sought to understand more about America’s falling levels of generalized trust and started by looking at who we trust in our everyday lives. (The percentage of us who believe that “most people can be trusted” dropped from 56% in 1968 to about a third in 2016, according to the General Social Survey and the American National Election Studies.)
In this Reader’s Digest/Ipsos Connect survey, we asked 5,500 Americans: “If you lost $100 by mistake and it was found by someone in your life on this list, do you trust that he or she would return it to you? (Scale of 1-5 with 4 and 5 being “yes”)
In this infographic, Reader’s Digest breaks down the key findings.
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To read the story by Josh C. Morgan that inspired this poll, go here.