Honest Tea Finds Salt Lake City, Oakland to Be Most Honest Cities
During its 'Honesty Experiment' this month, Honest Tea found surprising results
Remember that "Honesty Experiment" we told you Honest Tea was conducting? Well, the results from the ethical test are in: Salt Lake City and Oakland, Calif., are the country's most honest cities.
Honest Tea recorded money transactions and found interesting results based on how many people paid for their $1 Honest Teas (with no one watching). Overall, Americans are pretty honest: on average, 93 percent paid for their drinks. "We’ve expanded our social experiment to measure the honesty of observable characteristics, including location," said Seth Goldman, president and "TeaEO" of Honest Tea, in a press release. "Though our experiment might not pass muster with a social scientist, the results present fascinating and fun insights about the American population."
More of the results:
• Salt Lake City and Oakland, Calif., both scored 100 percent on the honesty test; meaning each "participant" paid. Following behind: Boulder, Colo. (99 percent), San Francisco (97 percent); and Seaside Heights, N.J.
• The least honest cities: Philadelphia (89 percent); San Diego, Calif. (87 percent); Charlotte, N.C. (86 percent); Miami (86 percent); and Los Angeles (79 percent).
• In this study, women were honest 95 percent of the time, while men were 91 percent honest.
• Boston baseball fans are more honest than New York baseball fans.
• Redheads are more honest than blondes and brunettes.
Do you agree with the results?