Public trust has dwindled in America with rise in income inequality

4 septiembre 2014

Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal. «With the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, people trust each other less,» says one researcher. «There’s a growing perception that other people are cheating or taking advantage to get ahead, as evidenced, for example, by the ideas around ‘the 1%’ in the Occupy protests.»