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People's Trust: a Survey-Based Experiment, 2007

Title details

SN: 6110
Title: People's Trust: a Survey-Based Experiment, 2007
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6110-1
Depositor: Laurie, H., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Principal investigator(s): Laurie, H., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Ermisch, J., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Jackle, A., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Uhrig, S., University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Siedler, T., DIW (Berlin) / IZA (Bonn)
Data collector(s): GfK NOP
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: RES-000-22-2241

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Laurie, H., Ermisch, J., Jackle, A., Uhrig, S., Siedler, T. (2009). People's Trust: a Survey-Based Experiment, 2007. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 6110, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6110-1

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Subject Categories

Psychology
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

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Trust is an important lubricant for social and economic transactions. It is related to concepts of 'social capital'. The aims of this study were firstly to measure trust and trustworthiness in a representative sample of the British population and secondly to investigate which individual attributes may affect them. A new design of the so-called 'trust game' was used to measure trust and trustworthiness in interactions between anonymous individuals. The study also asked commonly used survey questions on trust, to compare attitudes with behavioural responses during the experiment.

The sampling frame was households who were formerly members of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and who had been dropped for technical and funding reasons. One person from each household was randomly selected. The sample was not representative of the general population, as women, low-income households and the elderly were over-represented.

Further information is available from the ESRC People's Trust award web page.
Main Topics:
In addition to the 'trust game' respondents were asked questions about:
  • health and caring
  • employment
  • household finances
  • values and opinions

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 2007 - May 2007
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Respondent households in 2007, who were formerly members of the BHPS and who had been dropped for technical and funding reasons.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 254 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Psychological measurements
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 16 February 2009
Copyright: Copyright H. Laurie, J. Ermisch, A. Jackle, S. Uhrig and T. Siedler
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
User Guide 6110userguide.pdf 1190
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6110_Information.htm 17
READ File read6110.htm 11

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Ermisch, J. et al. (2008) Measuring people's trust, ISER Working Paper 2007-32, Colchester: University of Essex. Retrieved February 3, 2009, from http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2007-32

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