Malaysia Survey 2007: Trust in Individual

In Asian Barometer survey of Malaysia year 2007, the respondents were asked about their trust level in the different type of individuals:

Trust in individuals Great deal   Quite a lot   Not much   None  Cannot decide  
 Relatives   29.0 47.2 19.8 2.0 2.0
 Neighbors   11.3 54.8 29.2 2.5 2.1
 Other People   4.8 44.5 43.7 3.6 3.4
 Malays   10.8 52.0 29.2 3.0 4.9
 Chinese   4.5 41.2 42.1 7.6 4.4
 Indians   3.9 31.9 42.9 12.9 8.0
 Kadazans/Ibans   3.1 25.4 24.4 6.0 38.5

In general, the high level of trust goes in the order such as the list below:

Trust in individuals High Trust   Low Trust  
 Relatives   76.2 21.8
 Neighbors   66.1 31.7
 Malays   62.8 32.2
 Other People   49.3 47.3
 Chinese   45.7 49.7
 Indians   35.8 55.8
 Kadazans/Ibans   28.5 30.4

On the other note…
* 4.8% agreed that “most people can be trusted”.
* 93.4% agreed that one “must be very careful in dealing with other people”.

Source: Asian Barometer – Bridget Welsh, Ibrahim Suffian, and Andrew Aeria. 2007. Malaysia Country Report. Second Wave of Asian Barometer Survey

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