08 Confidence at close quarters

Moving slightly beyond this inner core, we find friends in whom we have a great deal of confidence (88%).

A little further away we have our colleagues, in which 67% of Europeans place their confidence. The score is similar when it comes to close neighbours (62%).

On the outskirts of this intimate community, the individuals we meet for the first time and those encountered online inspire only a moderate degree of confidence (29% and 18% respectively). It is worth underlining that the French, while not the most open of Europeans, display a higher than average degree of confidence.

These results indicate that confidence is built in a succession of steps that are indissociable. Knowledge allows the construction of a solid base upon which a fulfilling relationship can be built from real-life experience.