New scientific metanalysis, measuring results from 1,001 earlier estimates, concludes that ethnic diversity and social trust have a negative relationship.

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Abstract
Does ethnic diversity erode social trust? Continued immigration and corresponding growing ethnic diversity have prompted this essential question for modern societies, but few clear answers have been reached in the sprawling literature. Taking this as point of departure, this article reviews the existing literature on the relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust through a narrative review and a metaanalysis of 1,001
estimates from 87 studies. The review clarifies the core concepts, highlights pertinent debates, and tests core claims from the literature on the relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust. Several results stand out from the metaanalysis.
We find a statistically significant negative relationship between ethnic diversity
and social trust across all studies.
The relationship is stronger for trust in neighbors, and when studied in
more local contexts. Covariate conditioning generally changes the relationship only slightly. The review

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