English title: The relationship between education and levels of trust and tolerance in Europe

Author(s): Francesca Borgonovi -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2012

Abstract

In this article we explore the relationship between education and levels of trust and tolerance in Europe. More specifically we assess whether the relationship between years of schooling and the extent to which individuals trust others in their communities and are tolerant towards immigrants varies across European countries and attempt to identify possible sources of these variations. Findings based on data from the first three rounds of the European Social Survey indicate that the association between education and levels of trust and tolerance varies significantly across countries and that a major source of this variation lies in the way in which individuals react to the level of diversity in the country where they live.

Volume: 63

Issue: 1

From page no: 146

To page no: 167

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1111/J.1468-4446.2011.01397.X

Journal: British Journal of Sociology