Interpersonal Trust

Survey Items

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = can’ t be too careful, 1 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, do you think most people are trustworthy or not? 0 = most people are not trustworthy, 1 = most people are trustworthy

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you need to be very careful in dealing with people? 0 = need to be very careful, 1 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you must be very careful in dealing with people? 0 = I must be very careful in dealing with people, 1 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you must be very careful in dealing with people? 0 = you must be very careful, 1 = most people can be trusted

So would you say most people can trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = you can’t be too careful, 1 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = can’t be too careful dealing with people, 1 = can be trusted

Do you think most people can be trusted? 0 = no, 1 = yes

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in life? 0 = can’ t be too careful, 1 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = you can‘t be too careful, 1 = it depends, 2 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted? 0 = no, 1 = depends, 2 = yes

Generally speaking, would you say that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people or that most people can be trusted? 0 = you can’ t be too careful, 1 = depends, 2 = people can be trusted

Here are some opinions that different people hold. For each pair, please say which you are inclined to agree with: Do you think most people can be trusted; You can’t be too careful in dealing with people. 0 = definitely be careful, 1 = somewhat be careful, 2 = somewhat trust, 3 = definitely trust

Would you say that most people can be trusted or you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = usually need to be careful with people, 1 = sometimes need to be careful with people, 2 = sometimes can trust people, 3 = usually can trust people

Generally speaking, would you say that people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = you almost always can’t be too careful in dealing with people, 1 = you usually can’t be too careful in dealing with people, 2 = people can usually be trusted, 3 = people can almost always be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted? 0 = you almost always can’t be too careful in dealing with people, 1 = you usually can’t be too careful in dealing with people, 2 = people can usually be trusted, 3 = people can almost always be trusted

Now I’d like to read some of the kinds of things people tell me when I interview them, and ask you whether you agree or disagree with them. I’ll read them one at a time, and you just tell me whether you agree or disagree with them, and whether you agree or disagree a little or quite a lot. People can be trusted. 0 = disagree quite a bit, 1 = disagree a little, 2 = agree a little, 3 = agree quite a bit

How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? (Alternative: How much would you say that you trust people in general?) 0 = not at all, 1 = only a little, 2 = some, 3 = a lot

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = you can‘t be too careful, 4 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, how often can you trust other people? 0 = never, 1 = once in a while, 2 = about half of the time, 3 = most of the time, 4 = always

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you cannot be too careful in dealing with people? Please answer on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 means that you have complete distrust in people, and 5 means that most people can be trusted (recoded). 0 = complete distrust, 1 = some distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = some trust, 4 = complete trust

Generally speaking, how often can you trust other people? 0 = never, 1 = some of the time, 2 = about half of the time, 3 = most of the time, 4 = always

Generally speaking, most people can be trusted. 0 = strongly disagree, 1 = disagree, 2 = neither, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? Please tick one box to show what you think, where 1 means you can’t be too careful and 5 means most people can be trusted (recoded). 0 = you can‘t be too careful, 4 = most people can be trusted

Now I’d like to ask how much you feel you can trust some people and other things. Please could you choose the answer that best represents your opinion. Most ordinary people that you meet in everyday life. 0 = completely distrust, 1 = mostly distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = mostly trust, 4 = completely trust

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? Please tell me what you think, where 1 means you can’t be too careful and 5 means most people can be trusted (recoded). 0 = you can‘t be too careful, 4 = most people can be trusted

Most people in your region are: (recoded). 0 = not at all trustworthy, 4 = completely trustworthy

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = you can’t be too careful, 9 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or not? Please use a scale: 0 = most people cannot be trusted, 9 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people in [Country] can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? Please use this card, where code 1 corresponds to answer you can’t be too careful and code 10 corresponds to answer most people can be trusted (recoded). 0 = you can’t be too careful, 9 = most people can be trusted

According to you, most people can be trusted, or you are never prudent enough with people? 0 = it’s good to be prudent, 9 = can be trusted

Using this card, generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? Please tell me on a score of 0 to 10, where 0 means you can’t be too careful and 10 means that most people can be trusted (recoded). 0 = you can’t be too careful, 10 = most people can be trusted

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means you can’t be too careful and 10 means that most people can be trusted, generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people (recoded)? 0 = you can’t be too careful, 10 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people? 0 = you can’t be too careful, 10 = most people can be trusted

On balance, would you say that most people can’t be trusted or that most people can be trusted? Please use the 0 to 10 scale to indicate your view. 0 = most people can’t be trusted, 10 = most people can be trusted

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you need to be very careful in dealing with people? Please use a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means that you need to be very careful in dealing with people, and 10 means that most people can be trusted. You can use any number from zero to ten. 0 = need to be very careful, 10 = most people can be trusted