Chris’ List: National Honesty Index


How honest are you? The company behind Honest Tea set up unmanned kiosks offering drinks for a dollar on the honor system. They collected data on who left the cash and what they looked like. Here are some of the findings:

    • Alabama and Hawaii were the most honest with 100% paying

    • Washington, D.C., was the least honest with only 80% paying

    • Women were more honest than men (95% vs. 91%)

    • People with blonde hair were the most honest (95%)

    • And how’s this for a kicker about an honesty experiment? The company’s founder had his bike stolen during the experiment!