Trust in other people

Level of trust in people in the West of Scotland vs the rest of Scotland 

Trust in Other People (2018)

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There is a lower proportion of people in the West of Scotland who believe most people can be trusted than in the rest of Scotland (46% vs 54%).

Notes on the data presented

Every year since 1999, 1,200 - 1,500 people have been asked to take part in the Scottish Social Attitudes survey on the basis of random probability sampling. Used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics, Scottish Social Attitudes is the gold standard survey series measuring and tracking changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland. Further details can be found on the NatCen website.

The West of Scotland is classified as Glasgow city, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The data which derives from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey has a sample size of 345 for the West of Scotland. 

Indicator links

Indicator Linkage See the section on reciprocity and trust under the Social capital indicator for related information.

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