Poll: Utah the most trusting state

A new gallup poll shows that residents of Utah and South Dakota are the most trusting of their neighbors. Eighty-five percent of Utahns said they would expect their neighbors to return a lost wallet or purse containing $200. Utah’s trust level is more than twenty percent above Nevada and Mississipi, the lowest ranking states. The poll found that seventy percent of Americans express trust in their neighbors but this varies within a range of twenty-eight percentage points across states. Although not included in the ranking of states, District of Columbia residents, at forty-three percent, are the least likely to trust that a neighbor would return a lost wallet.

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