Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Trust > Generalized Trust

This scale was created in 1964 as part of the Anti-Semitism in the United States Survey. Higher scores indicate more trust of people.

Note: This scale wasn't a previously established scale, but was created when the survey was created (PI's: Charles Glock, Gertrude Selznick, Rodney Stark, Stephen Steinberg).

Data File: Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964


General Instructions:

Sum all included items.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


ALTRUISM from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

I am going to read some things that some people believe and some people dont. For each statement, please tell me whether you agree or disagree -- Most people will go out of their way to help someone else. (ALTRUISM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree1,37770.9
2) Disagree56429.1
TOTAL1941100.0

Item Instructions (ALTRUISM):

Code item as follows: 1 point for 1) Agree. 0 points for 2) Disagree.


PEPLBAD from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

I am going to read some things that some people believe and some people dont. For each statement, please tell me whether you agree or disagree -- It is safest to assume that all people have a vicious streak and it will come out when they are given a chance. (PEPLBAD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree76441.0
2) Disagree1,09959.0
TOTAL1863100.0

Item Instructions (PEPLBAD):

Code item as follows: 1) Agree. 1 point for 2) Disagree.


TRUSTPPL from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Do you think most people can be trusted? (TRUSTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,51478.4
2) No41621.6
TOTAL1930100.0

Item Instructions (TRUSTPPL):

Code item as follows: 1 point for 1) Yes. 0 points for 2) No.




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