Distrust in peoples’ attitudes and practices


Reutov Е.V.

Cand. Sci., (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia. reutovevg@mail.ru

Reutova M.N.

Cand. Sci., (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia reutova@bsu.edu.ru

ID of the Article: 5252


For citation:

Reutov Е.V., Reutova M.N. Distrust in peoples’ attitudes and practices. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 6. P. 126-132




Abstract

In the article on the basis of empirical sociological data the extent and the factors of the «culture of distrust» spread in the regional society are investigated. The decrease of trust with increasing radius relations, presence of negative experiences of interaction with the state and municipal government are the main barriers to the formation of a culture of trust in society. Data obtained in the current project do not correspond to alarmist expectations regarding degradation of relatio in Russian societal community. The zone of mistrust culture does not by far embrace the whole of regional level relations. Nevertheless, as in any case of sociological data interpretation, difference between normative declared attitudes and descriptive assessments close to routine practices should be taken into consideration.


Keywords
trust; distrust; «culture of distrust»
Content No 6, 2015