Would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful dealing with people?

Field work dates: 1 January 2000 - 1 January 2010
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 5 polls

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Results for: Would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful dealing with people?
Fieldwork end date
Pollster
1 January 2010
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2009
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2006
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2004
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2000
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
Most people can be trusted38%51%51%54%46%
Can't be too careful in dealing with people61%46%44%45%53%
Don't know1%3%4%1%1%
Refused0%0%0%0%0%

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Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?

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