More on trust: As a follow-up to the last post, I wondered about the level of trust in Asian and Muslim countries. Based on World Values Survey data, here are the percent who say that people can generally be trusted:
Percent who say you can trust people
Saudi Arabia 53.0
South Korea 32.1
Muslim countries are all over the place--they are about as diverse as the whole sample of countries. Numbers like that in Iraq surprise me, given what Steve Sailer has written about how consanguinity in Muslim countries undermines trust beyond the family.
India is the trusting one among South Asian countries. The Phillipines is the exception in Southeast Asia, and East Asia is trusting.