Trust is associated with the economyThe figure below shows that there is a strong association between GDP and trust. The authors refer to literature which suggests that there is a causal relation between trust and economic outcomes. Having said this, it must be emphasized that this correlation is anything but perfect. See for example the remarkable difference between the countries The Netherlands (high), Germany (average), and France (low); three countries with nearly identical GDPs.
Trends in trustIn the article there are several graphs which you, as a reader, can tailorize. An example is the graph below which shows some trends in trust in a number of countries. It shows that while trust is very stable in some countries, there may be great shifts in other countries.
Economic inequalityOne factor which also correlates with trust is economic inequality. The following graph shows that more economic equality goes together with more interpersonal trust.
Educational level and trustAnother finding is that across countries there is a strong association between educational level and trust. Higher educated people generally report more trust in other people. Yet another finding is that in countries in which trust is higher, there is less violence and more political stability and accountability.
Trust in government, legal system and policeThe graph below show the level of trust of citizens in OECD countries in their government, legal system and police. The trend is that trust in police is higher that in the legal system, which is higher that trust in government.
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