This paper looks at trust and confidence in people and institutions in eight of the countries that have undergone transformation since the breakup of the Soviet Union. While the questions are not identical to those asked in previous research in post-Soviet societies, our findings are comparable—greatest trust in relatives and friends, less in people in general and least in politicians and institutions of social control. Levels of trust are not high, and there are interesting differences between the countries, giving support to the view that trust and confidence are eroded by sudden and dramatic negatively perceived change.
Research Article| February 03 2006
Trust, confidence and social environment in post-communist societies
Roger Sapsford *
a University of Teesside, UK
* Corresponding author. School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough TS3 0BA, UK. Tel.: +44 1642 342399. E-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org (R. Sapsford).
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2006) 39 (1): 59–71.
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Roger Sapsford, Pamela Abbott; Trust, confidence and social environment in post-communist societies. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 March 2006; 39 (1): 59–71. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2005.12.003
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