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Publication Date

1975

Keywords

Public opinion; Political sociology

Abstract

The relationship between the attitude of trust in government and socio-economic characteristics of the respondents is examined . Survey research data permit an empirical assessment of political trust as the dependent variable . The concept of political trust is operationalized through an interview question, and the independent variable is given empirical reference by the use of demographic data. The evidence suggests that a low level of political trust is pervasive throughout all the segments of the American society and that trust in government is not highly correlated with any social group.

First Page

37

Last Page

39

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