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Are English cities really untrusting and detached from their neighbours? A new survey by so-sure suggests that urban neighbours trust and know one another better than you might think.

The YouGov survey carried out on behalf of the social mobile insurance provider asked a sample of residents in seven major English cities (Brighton and Hove, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle) questions on how well they knew their closest neighbours and whether or not they trusted them.

Neighbourly Trust

Bristolians consistently polled highest overall when asked if they trusted their neighbours* to look after their pets, or home, or home’s spare keys. For example, 56% of people from Bristol with a pet would trust their neighbour to look after it, but this reduces to 30% in Birmingham.

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