Dutch people trust each other far more than they did 25 years ago, according to research by Tilburg university, quoted in Wednesday’s Volkskrant
Almost two-thirds of people say they trust each other, compared with 44% in 1983. And 56% of people describe themselves as ‘very happy’. Twenty five years ago, the figure was 34%.
And there are no signs that society in general is becoming harder and less tolerant, researcher Paul de Graaf told the paper.
The research is part of a European project and the final report will be published next year.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation