Published: Jan 17, 2024


The article is devoted to the study of the problem of trust in today's unstable social life. The relevance of the research is determined by the crisis processes taking place in the modern world, the development of the world democratic community, Ukraine's orientation towards integration into the European Union and NATO. A thorough analysis of the scientific literature was carried out, on the basis of which the essence and nature of the phenomenon of trust were determined, the conditions for the formation of a culture of trust, the factors that destroy it were revealed. The role of trust in the life of society and the individual is outlined, the specifics of the formation of trust in democratic and totalitarian societies are shown. In the course of the research, methods of analysis, synthesis, and comparison were used, and a survey of student youth was conducted. Young people's perceptions of trust/distrust were analyzed, factors were identified that, according to students, influence the formation of trust and lead to its loss.

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Kadlubovych, T., & Chernyak, D. (2024). TRUST AS THE BASIS OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. Baltic Journal of Legal and Social Sciences, (4), 42-48.
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trust, mistrust, democratic society, culture of trust, culture of cynicism, «democratic code», quasi-trust

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