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Springer's Human Ecology JournalDuring times of community change, familiar sources of information feel more trustworthy

Increases in population size may lead to a breakdown in social trust, according to Jordan Smith a professor in North Carolina State University’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management.

As local populations grow, local elected officials and national news media become less trusted, compared with friends and family, local churches and civic institutions. This ‘trust deficit’ has implications for long-term environmental and community planning.

Read more about Smith’s study in Springer’s online journal, Human Ecology >>