An Associated Press-GfK poll asked Americans how much they trust others in everyday situations and found that most Americans find it hard to trust other people. Some examples include 78 percent of people saying that did not have a lot of faith in people they meet while traveling, and three quarters of the respondents saying they did not trust people driving cars while they were driving, biking, or walking. Two thirds of the people who answered said they did not trust the people who swipe their credit or debit card when they buy something, and 60 per cent don’t trust their “friends” on social media such as Facebook. Not surprisingly, the survey found over 80 per cent of respondents said they trusted government officials to do what is right only some of the time. The National Science Foundation has conducted regular surveys since 1972, and the results of this poll agree with those findings.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
You Can Trust Us on This, but You Probably Won't, by Connie Cass and Dennis Junius, http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/trust-us-21066083, Accessed December 2, 2013.
Psalm 118:8 (NASB) It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.