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Measuring Generalized Trust. An Examination of Question Wording and the Number of Scale Points

Författare och institution:
Sebastian Lundmark (Statsvetenskapliga institutionen); Mikael Gilljam (Statsvetenskapliga institutionen); Stefan Dahlberg (Statsvetenskapliga institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Public Opinion Quarterly, 80 ( 1 ) s. 26-43
ISSN:
0033-362X
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Survey institutes recently have changed their measurement of generalized trust from the standard dichotomous scale to an 11-point scale. Additionally, numerous survey institutes use different question wordings: where most rely on the standard, fully balanced question (asking if "most people can be trusted or that you need to be very careful in dealing with people"), some use minimally balanced questions, asking only if it is "possible to trust people." By using two survey-embedded experiments, one with 12,009 self-selected respondents and the other with a probability sample of 2,947 respondents, this study evaluates the generalized trust question in terms of question wording and number of scale points used. Results show that, contrary to the more commonly used standard question format (used, for example, by the American National Election Studies and the General Social Survey), generalized trust is best measured with a minimally balanced question wording accompanied with either a seven-or an 11-point scale.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap
Nyckelord:
social trust, Communication
Postens nummer:
239564
Posten skapad:
2016-07-27 16:04
Posten ändrad:
2016-07-28 13:32

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