The Germans are apparently more willing than citizens of other Nations, for the public interest and taxes to pay other contributions. The results of a study by the Basel Institute of Commons and Economics, published by the United Nations show.

arrived in Germany on a scale of 1 (low acceptance) to 10 (strong acceptance) an average value of 7.0. In Austria (6,4) and Cambodia (6.7) is the acceptance, therefore, is also relatively high. It looks totally different in the Balkan States of Serbia, (4,1), Montenegro (3.9) and Macedonia (3,2), Brazil (3,4).

The Institute had asked in the past three years, with the help of universities and non-governmental organisations, people in 141 countries, how strong is the citizens of each country were willing to accept taxes and contributions to health care, education, environmental protection, infrastructure, social welfare, Finance, public service media and culture.

How big is the trust in your country?

the full results of The survey of the Institute will be published in March. Currently, the average published values from 14 countries. There were completed according to study leader Alexander Dill, a total of roughly 16,000 people a questionnaire.

The researchers, the sociologists Dill had also asked how much the trust has been assessed to be, the people in your country have for each other. For Germany, they identified an average of 6.3 points. Austria cut here 6.8 is still a bit better. For comparison: In Macedonia, the average was 3.1.

The willingness to invest in local companies and cooperatives, is pronounced according to the study, in developing countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal, more than in Germany.

The Basel Institute of Commons and Economics has had as a Partner for the UN sustainability goals to register. Among the 17 goals, which were adopted in September 2015, the fight against poverty, climate protection and responsible consumption.


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