2019 Report


A high-functioning metropolitan area generates the trust among residents needed to work together on common and regional importance. Unfortunately, in Greater Kansas City, only about a third of residents find others worthy of their trust. Only 13 percent of blacks think most people are trustworthy, compared to 31 percent of Hispanics and 38 percent of whites. Trust increases with age, education and income. Only for those in the highest income and education classifications do a majority believe most people are trustworthy.