Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Where's My Wallet?



100 wallets were dropped in front of hidden cameras to see who would return the wallets and who would steal them...

Results of the "WalletTest.com" Experiment

It really gets interesting when they break it down by sex, age and race.

Fascinating stuff.

11 comments:

Ms Behavin' said...

wow. that IS interesting! i'm glad most people were honest. i believed that all along.

WomanHonorThyself said...

how interesting!..I've seen both sides of it Cube~!

John J. Kaiser said...

How sad to see that with each generation honesty has decreased.

Jill said...

Good thing there are a few of us left.

Anonymous said...

Hi mom! :)

Guess which one of your beloved offspring is skipping class to send you a virtual hello!

cube said...

Jennifer! Get back to class in a hurry, missy.

Denitsa said...

Lol, it really get interesting when they break it down to age and race. But then, I'm not sure their sample was large enough for that survey. Most of the groups were between 10 and 20 people- that's way to little to convince me. But they show a funny trend, though :) Thanks that you posted it. And yay for the women, it looks like we're more honest. That's nice.

And I say it's fear from crashing, too. Not that it matters. I simply count the seconds/minutes/hours until I'm off.:) Counting is kind of calming... (comment on your comment on my blog)

Caz said...

"How sad to see that with each generation honesty has decreased."

No John, it "shows" no such thing.

It appears that people might become more moral as they age, but even that would need to be validated.

cube said...

denitsa: I'll have to remember counting. I have used the copious
amounts of gin & tonic approach myself.

caz: I agree. There was an excessive amount of conclusion-jumping for such small sample sizes. However, it was still a fun study.

Brooke said...

So one out of four people are honest?

Not bad, I guess.

cube said...

brooke: I think you meant one out of four is dishonest.