Social Trust and Attitudes Toward Democracy

@article{Zmerli2008SocialTA,
  title={Social Trust and Attitudes Toward Democracy},
  author={S. Zmerli and K. Newton},
  journal={Public Opinion Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={72},
  pages={706-724}
}
In spite of the great importance attached by social capital theory to the role of social trust in maintaining stable and effective democracy, research has produced rather weak and mixed support for the idea that the socially trusting individuals tend to be politically trusting, and the weight of evidence suggests either a weak or insignificant relationship between social and political trust. The present work, however, reports robust and statistically significant correlations between generalized… Expand

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