If you found someone's wallet, would you return it?
May 10, 2009 9:34 AM Subscribe
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The Toronto Star
tested people's honesty by leaving 20 wallets in various places around the city. How many of them were returned?
Answer: 16 were returned. But before you start feeling too warm and fuzzy, sociologist Robert Brym warns about drawing sweeping conclusions.... "Twenty cases is an awfully small sample," Brym says.
Follow-up: a similar story
from the Depression.
A similar kindness-of-strangers phenomenon: returning digital cameras