Social Trust Levels in Various Countries

Social trust is highest in China, Sweden, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and the United States, and lowest in Serbia, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Brazil, South Korea, Chile, Italy, Argentina, and South Africa.

That’s the result of an online survey of global trends by Ipsos that explored attitudes and behaviors of more than 18,000 consumers and citizens in 23 countries.

I suspect Turkey has plunged dramatically in social trust since the 2016 coup attempt. I found people to be extraordinarily trusting when I lived there 2009-11.

It’s interesting that an authoritarian country like China ranks high in social trust. I understand that small-scale theft is virtually non-existent in China.

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