Trusting one’s fellow man

It seems that satisfaction with life is also related to the tendency to trust others.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
September 28, 2017 08:26
2 minute read.
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A secular and religious Jew walk arm in arm as a celebration of Jewish unity. (photo credit: KAREN ABRAMSON)

 
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Can people be trusted? This question was one of those posed as part of a recent social survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics of data for the year 2016. The results indicate that, although the majority (59% above age 20) thinks that one should beware of trusting others and that most people can’t be trusted, the remaining 41% of respondents think that, in general, most people can be trusted.

Sometimes there is an assumption that the wealthier people are, the less they trust others, but it may be that the reality is just the opposite. The survey reveals a connection, but found that people of a higher socioeconomic status tend to trust in others.

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