More global people care less about public good
The more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world”, the less they would contribute to public goods, says a new study.
New York: The more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world”, the less they would contribute to public goods, says a new study.
High level of globalisation increases the likelihood that the individual would not provide a truthful report on income, would catch a "free ride" on others' contributions, and would donate less to a charity, the findings showed.
"Since we found a clear correlation between the individual's globalization level and their contribution to public goods, above and beyond the state's influence,
our conclusion is that there is a correlation between this personality characteristic and values such as social solidarity and social cohesion,” said researcher Eitan Adres from University of Haifa in Israel.
These findings from Adres' doctorate thesis won him the outstanding study award from the Israel Political Science Association, a statement from University of Haifa said.