Hindus are more trustworthy
than Christians and Muslims in New Zealand
Wellington (New Zealand) – Hindus are more trustworthy than Atheists / Agnostics, Protestants, Muslims, Catholics and Evangelicals, according to a survey ‘Who do we trust in New Zealand ?’ of Victoria University Wellington (VUW).
More people feel positively about Hindus than not – 28.3 percent of New Zealanders have complete or lots of trust in Hindus, while 19.9 percent have little or no trust. The recently released results of this survey on interpersonal and institutional trust by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies of globally ranked VUW, in association with market and social research agency Colmar Brunton, point out.
But Buddhists and Jews are more trust-worthy than Hindus, the survey indicates; and adds that while Buddhists are the most trusted religious group, Evangelicals are the least trusted religious group in New Zealand.
New Zealand is showing up towards the higher end of trustworthiness for Hindus in this survey and continuing with the traditional Hindu values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, the sanctity of marriage, etc. as experts in this field say.
Hindus are taught how to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of Scriptures, make Spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from greed, and always keep God in their life. Hinduism, the oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.1 billion adherents and Moksha is its ultimate goal.