Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Trust > Racial Trust

This scale was created in 2000 as part of the Social Capital Benchmark Survey.

This scale wasn't a previously established scale, but was created when the survey was created (PI: Robert D. Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University).

Data File: Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000


General Instructions:

At least two answers must be provided for a score to be calculated.

Composite mean trust across 3 of the following 4 groups - Hispanics, Asians, non-Hispanic blacks, and non-Hispanic whites (excluding only respondent's own group)

If non-Hispanic white (ETHNIC4 = 1): Mean of TR2BLK, TR2ASN, TR2HIS If non-Hispanic black (ETHNIC4 = 2): Mean of TR2WHT, TR2ASN, TR2HIS If Asian (ETHNIC4 = 3): Mean of TR2WHT, TR2BLK, TR2HIS If Hispanic (ETHNIC4 = 6): Mean of TR2WHT, TR2BLK, TR2ASN

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


TR2ASN from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

Trust Asians (0=LOW) [Recoding of TRASN] (TR2ASN)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all9143.7
1) A little2,58410.5
2) Some14,22558.0
3) A lot6,81827.8
TOTAL24541100.0

TR2BLK from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

Trust Blacks (0=LOW) [Recoding of TRBLK] (TR2BLK)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all8713.3
1) A little2,70610.3
2) Some15,38858.8
3) A lot7,18527.5
TOTAL26150100.0

TR2HIS from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

Trust Hispanics (0=LOW) [Recoding of TRHIS] (TR2HIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all8803.5
1) A little3,09312.3
2) Some14,71758.5
3) A lot6,48025.7
TOTAL25170100.0

TR2WHT from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

Trust Whites (0=LOW) [Recoding of TRWHT] (TR2WHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all6232.3
1) A little2,4899.4
2) Some15,00756.5
3) A lot8,44031.8
TOTAL26559100.0



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