Survey: Do You Think Most People Try to Take Advantage of You?



Social scientists at the World Values Survey asked people around the world "Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair?" Responses varied widely in different countries. Click on the link to view a larger version. Do the results match your own impressions?

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Something definitely went wrong woth India — either they were only given two options, or maybe they only polled two people there, and they were dead certain. ;)

But the rest of the results could very well still be right. Among the top ranking (people thought they would be treated with fairness) were Norway, Sweden, Finland & The Netherlands (all egalitarian countries), which makes sense.
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What Asteier said. India is quite messed up. They answered all 1s or all 10s. Looks like a translation problem, and as a result, it makes me question all the others. They might have had the same problem.
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I guess it depends on your definition of "fair". In the US, a deal's a deal, but in other cultures it's common to constantly renegotiate. They don't see it as taking advantage, or being unfair. It's just how things are.
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