Generalized Trust and Intelligence in the United States

  title={Generalized Trust and Intelligence in the United States},
  author={Noah Carl and Francesco C. Billari},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Generalized trust refers to trust in other members of society; it may be distinguished from particularized trust, which corresponds to trust in the family and close friends. An extensive empirical literature has established that generalized trust is an important aspect of civic culture. It has been linked to a variety of positive outcomes at the individual level, such as entrepreneurship, volunteering, self-rated health, and happiness. However, two recent studies have found that it is highly… CONTINUE READING


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