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Lifestyle > Trust people: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff editor

Countries where people report a high level of trust for others also consider themselves to be happy and satisfied with their lives.



Oddly enough these countries also have a high total crime rate. This anomaly can be partially explained by their typically high level of confidence in their police and legal system which means crime is more likely to be reported.

DEFINITION: Percentage in 1990s surveys agreeing that people can be trusted.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Norway 65% 1990
2 Sweden 63% 1990
3 Denmark 58% 1990
=4 Netherlands 54% 1990
=4 Finland 54% 1990
6 Canada 53% 1990
7 Ireland 47% 1990
8 United States 44% 1990
9 Japan 42% 1990
10 Australia 40% 1990
11 Switzerland 39% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 38.57% 1990
12 United Kingdom 38% 1990
=13 Germany 35% 1990
=13 Italy 35% 1990
15 Belgium 34% 1990
16 Austria 32% 1990
17 France 23% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Trust people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Values Survey. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Trust-people

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