How Much Should We Trust the World Values Survey Trust Question?
10 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2011 Last revised: 4 Sep 2012
Date Written: October 2, 2011
We use a unique data set of trust game replications in order to validate the commonly used “trust” question from the World Values Survey. We find that trust as measured by the World Values Survey is positively correlated with experimentally measured trust and unrelated to experimentally measured trustworthiness.
Keywords: Trust, Trust Game, World Values Survey, Cross-Cultural Experiments
JEL Classification: C91, Z10, C83
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