Trust and Religion: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh
Trust is measured using both survey questions and a standard trust experiment using a random sample of individuals in rural Bangladesh. We found no significant effect of the social distance between Hindus and Muslims in the trust experiment in terms of fractions sent or returned, but the responses to the survey questions indicate significant differences: Hindus, the minority, trust other people less in general, and Hindus trust Muslims more than the other way around.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
social capital; trust; social distance; religion; trust game; field experiment; Bangladesh
Working Papers in Economics, nr 167