The Most (and Least) Honest Cities in the U. S.

Who's more honest: People on the East Coast or on the West? Redheads or bald people?

Well, the folks at Honest Tea ran a nationwide experiment and compiled The National Honesty Index.

Here's how they did it: First, they set up unmanned pop-up stores all over the country, where people were asked to leave one dollar for a bottle of Honest Tea. Then observers watched as people either paid a dollar or just grabbed a bottle and ran.

Then they crunched the numbers and compiled a list of cities with the percentage of people who were honest--i,.e., thirsty folks who actually dropped a dollar in the box before taking a drink.

Flip through the gallery to see the 5 most and 5 least honest cities in the U. S. You can find even more comparisons, such as bald people vs. people in plaid shirts, at the national honesty index website.



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Paul

Don't you just loves studies like this. You can publish results tha thave no foundation of credibility and influence the world. Most of these cities are controlled by powerful government unions; especially the cops and firemen.

August 28 2012 at 7:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Smokin' Guns

There are dishonest people in every township on planet Earth. How many of us follow rules, put your own hand on your own heart and ask that question. Our Honesty meter is in our own hand.

August 28 2012 at 5:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Smokin' Guns

There are dishonest people in every township on planet Earth. How many of us follow rules, put your own hand on your own heart and ask that question. Our Honesty meter is in our own hand.

August 28 2012 at 5:12 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
wbieber

And to think I gave up my newspaper for online news!!

August 28 2012 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
linmarco

Lots of honest people posting here.

August 28 2012 at 11:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jean

Please!!!!!!!!!!! I'm ready to throw up.

August 28 2012 at 5:38 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
msm0207

What a waste of effort. San Francisco is the most honest? Oh please. They are the biggest hypocrites. They vote for the party that believes in handouts. They get back more than their share of taxes as well. San Francisco died about the time Diane Feinstein became mayor.

August 28 2012 at 1:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy

.NYers are tough survivors and damn smart ass people... most are anyway... yes admittedly there are a few that didnt make the NY cut....

August 28 2012 at 12:28 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
powermetal38

I lived in NEW YORK for 17 years, they would steal money from a blind man...and brooklyn was so much like that!

August 28 2012 at 12:11 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
woobernicker

My guess hands down... The White House! Or now known as Gotham City!

August 28 2012 at 12:08 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply