According to an GP-RjP poll conducted last month, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. That’s down from half who felt that way in 1972, when the general social survey first asked the question. Almost two-thirds of the poll respondents said “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people.

Why does this decline in trust matter? From the write-up about the poll results:

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Is that what you’re thinking when you’re sitting across from a supplier, customer, or other trading partner?

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