We're not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events. For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy - trust in the other fellow - has been quietly draining away.For the rest of the article trust the AP
These days, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question.
Forty years later, a record high of nearly two-thirds say "you can't be too careful" in dealing with people.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
"In God we trust, maybe, but not each other"
"(AP) - You can take our word for it. Americans don't trust each other anymore."