07 May 2013

Posted by Discount Insurance on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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Less than 50 per cent of Brits feel like they can trust their neighbours, a new study has shown.

Nearly three out of ten actively felt that they did not trust the residents next door in the survey for Yorkshire Building Society

But at least they actually knew who lived nearby, unlike a quarter of those asked.

It seems that few residents are willing to do anything to change this situation, either. Only a third said they would be happy to welcome newcomers to their area, while over a tenth admitted to being suspicious of those who have just moved in.

Communities appear to be changing over time, too, since younger residents were less interested in their neighbours than older people. Three out of five residents over the age of 55 knew the people living closest to them, but the figure dropped to 30 per cent among 16-24-year-olds.

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