Factorial Surveys in Social Psychology: Comparing (Dis-)Trust in Outgroups in Germany and Spain
Our main objectives are:
1. To measure social trust and distrust, focusing in characteristics of those people who tend to trust and distrust others.
2. To analyze and depict the characteristics of those individuals and groups who are subject of trust and distrust in our society.
3. To compare the levels of trust and the effect of the different correlates in two different cities which present clear differences in terms of exposure to outgroups and lenght of the contact with outgroups in recent history. In order to measure this a factorial survey was carried out. The method is ideal to measure and decompose the effects of specific characteristics of those who trust and those to be trusted.