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Volume 8, Number 1/2 (2002)
Differential Attitudies of Trust Among the Guyanese
Selwyn Ryan
Perceptions about performance are influenced to a great extent by the basic attitude one has to the subject being evaluated, and the feelings one has about those whose performances are being evaluated. If one is well disposed to the latter, and one regards them as legitimate and worthy of trust, one's evaluation of their performance is likely to be more positive than if the reverse were the case. How much trust did the Guyanese people have in the PPP/Civic Government? Seventeen per cent said they had a "great deal of trust" in the Government, while 34 per cent said they had "some degree of trust" in it. The aggregated figure for those trusting was 51 per cent.