Trust in Uzbekistan

Eric Gleave, Blaine Robbins, Beth Kolko

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Although trust is a lively area of research, it is rarely investigated in countries outside of commonly available cross-national public-opinion datasets. In an effort to fill this empirical void and to draw conclusions concerning the general determinants of trust, the current article employs detailed survey data from a frequently overlooked Central Asian country, Uzbekistan, to test the relationship between particularized trust and demographic traits previously identified as influential. While a number of Uzbek demographic characteristics coincide with previously identified determinants of trust, age and education yield negative effects not previously found. Interestingly, individual-level demographic variables become insignificant when controlling for regional, religious, and linguistic variation. We conclude with a discussion of the theoretical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-229
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Political Science Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Uzbekistan
  • heterogeneity
  • trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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