About 80 percent of Twin Cities-area residents trust their neighbors, the second-highest percentage of metro regions covered by a newly released national survey.
More than 4,000 people nationwide were asked in the online survey by London-based YouGov, "How trusting, if at all, are you of your neighbors?"
Those respondents in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the suburbs, 202 of them, replied: very trusting (27 percent) and somewhat trusting (52 percent).
Among those wary of their neighbors, the results were: not very trusting at 13 percent and not at all trusting at 4 percent. Three percent are not sure.
Women in Minnesota were slightly more likely — 83 to 77 percent — to say they are somewhat or very trusting of their neighbors.
Only Portland, Ore., scored higher, 83 percent, when it comes to trusting neighbors. Close behind Minneapolis-St. Paul were Denver (79 percent) and four metro areas at 77 percent: Philadelphia, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Seattle-Tacoma and San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose.
At the bottom is Los Angeles (66), with Cleveland, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Washington, D.C., a rung above at 71 percent.
The survey of adults was conducted July 27-31 through an online interview administered to a select number of members of the YouGov panel of 1.2 million individuals who have agreed to take part in surveys. E-mails are sent to panelists selected at random from the base sample.
Founded in 2000, YouGov is a marketing research firm with operations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asian Pacific.