Table 1

Generalised trust, stratified by covariates

Share of trusters (percentage)n
Overall 37.8225 270
Sex
 Female35.8713 855
 Male40.1811 415
Race
 Black15.413226
 White42.2620 601
 Other24.391443
Degree
 Less than high school21.984340
 High school35.0813 348
 Junior college37.211634
 Bachelor53.424073
 Graduate60.531875
Marital status
 Married42.3413 355
 Widowed36.741704
 Divorced35.223663
 Separated24.12912
 Never married31.325636
Household income (measured as a continuous variable in multilevel models)
 Lowest quartile (poorest) 23.936096
 2nd quartile33.316295
 3rd quartile42.286363
 Highest quartile (richest) 50.806516
  • Source: GSS–NDI (1978–2010).

  • n, 25 270;

  • NDI, National Death Index; GSS, General Social Survey.