Global Honesty Index 2019/THE TOP 40

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…’We conducted a series of large-scale field experiments across the globe to examine how financial incentives influence rates of civic honesty. We turned in “lost” wallets and experimentally varied the amount of money left in the wallets, allowing us to determine how monetary stakes affect return rates across a broad sample of societies and institutions.We visited 355 cities in 40 countries and turned in a total of 17,303 wallets. We typically targeted the five to eight largest cities in a country, with roughly 400 observations per country. Wallets were returned to one of five societal institutions:banks, theaters, museums, or other cultural establishments, post offices,hotels, and police stations, courts of law, or other public offices.’…
THE TOP 40 By Country(From most honest to less honest):
1.SWITZERLAND
2.NORWAY
3.NETHERLANDS
4.DENMARK
5.SWEDEN
6.POLAND
7.CZECH REPUBLIC
8.NEW ZEALAND
9.GERMANY
10.FRANCE
11.SERBIA
12.AUSTRALIA
13.CROATIA
14.SPAIN
15.RUSSIA
16.ROMANIA
17.CANADA
18.ARGENTINA
19.ISRAEL
20.PORTUGAL
21.UNITED STATES
22.UNITED KINGDOM
23.GREECE
24.ITALY
25.CHILE
26.BRAZIL
27.SOUTH AFRICA
28.THAILAND
29.MEXICO
30.INDIA
31.TURKEY
32.GHANA
33.INDONESIA
34.UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
35.MALAYSIA
36.KENYA
37.KAZAKHSTAN
38.PERU
39.MOROCCO
40.CHINA

science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/06/19/science.aau8712

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