Segregation in social networks based on acquaintanceship and trust

Thomas A. DiPrete, Tyler McCormick, Andrew E. Gelman, Julien O. Teitler & Tian Zheng
Using recently collected data from the 2006 General Social Survey, we compare levels of segregation by race and along other dimensions of potential social cleavage in the contemporary United States. Americans are not as isolated as other recent evidence suggests. However, hopes that "bridging" social capital is more common in broader acquaintanceship networks than in core networks are not supported by the GSS data. Instead, the entire acquaintanceship network appears to be as segregated as...
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