Do Your Neighbors In Your City Value Honesty Over Money?
Many people believe that honesty is the best policy. However, not all places follow this principle. A recent survey conducted by BestCasinoSites.net, which involved 6,610 participants nationwide, aimed to shed light on the most dishonest states. The survey specifically asked if people would take the chance and keep $1,000 found on the street or if they would turn it in to the authorities.
Interestingly, the survey found that 47 percent of participants would choose to keep the money if their actions went unnoticed. A further breakdown revealed a slightly higher percentage of women (47.4%) leaning towards retaining the found cash compared to 46.6 percent of men with a similar action.
Which cities value cash over honesty?
Further analysis revealed that 62 percent of participants from Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans tended to keep found money rather than report it. Similarly, Baltimore residents showed 59 percent would rather keep the found money. Interestingly, several Texas cities secured positions in the top five, with San Antonio leading at 58 percent, trailed by El Paso (57%), and Austin and Arlington (53% each).
Cities like Boston, Fresno, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Denver showed a balanced response, with 50 percent of respondents expressing indecision about whether to keep or report the found money. On the other hand, Jacksonville, Florida, stood out with the lowest percentage, as only 38 percent of respondents were willing to keep the money.
Los Angeles emerged as the second city, with 61 percent expressing a willingness to turn in found cash, sharing the second position with Tulsa and Atlanta. Miami, Houston, and Phoenix secured positions as the most trustworthy cities, with 59 percent prepared to surrender the money if it belonged to the rightful owner.
It’s worth noting that different communities have distinct local laws or ordinances governing the actions individuals must take when finding cash with an unknown owner. In some instances, state laws may apply, and non-compliance, whether by not turning over found money to the police or neglecting reasonable efforts to identify the owner, may lead to charges of larceny or theft, according to information from CriminalDefenseLawyer.com.
Take a look at the complete study here.