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Trust lies at the heart of all positive relationships, whether between individuals or groups, and as such is a key dimension of social capital. People┬┐s trust in others is often described with reference to the type of relationship: interpersonal trust refers to individuals well known to them, social trust refers to casual acquaintances or strangers, and civic trust refers to public or high-profile institutions.