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America The Honest

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Question? How honest are you? No, really. It's not a trick question. If you live in the United States, chances are the answer is: "very." Sometimes you come across a story that is a refreshing change from the doom and gloom details that often dominate the news. This is one of those stories. Turns out, the overwhelming majority of Americans are honest, even when they can get away with being dishonest. That's if you believe the results of experiments conducted in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

The National Honesty Index has found that, overall, Americans were 92 percent honest. Beverage company Honest Tea came up with the test. The company set up 61 unmanned kiosks throughout the country stocked with its beverages and offered them for $1 using the honor system. In other words, you could decide to take the tea and leave a dollar or take it without paying. The company collected and analyzed the information by state, gender, hair color, hair length, facial hair, even whether or not people wore hats and sunglasses. And here are some of the results:

  • Alabama and Hawaii were the most honest states where 100% of the people paid for their beverages.
  • Women were more honest than men, 95% vs. 91%.
  • The longer the hair, the more honest. People with short hair were 91% honest, long hair 94%.
  • People in groups tended to be more honest than people on their own, 96% vs.91%.

And what was the least honest place in the country? Washington, D.C. came in dead last with 80% honesty.

I'm sure it's sheer coincidence that that's where most of the nation's top politicians spend almost all of their time. Hmmm.

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