National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 17-18, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Are most Americans basically honest?
2* Are people more inclined to be honest because it’s the right thing to do or because they don’t want to get caught?
3* Is the average American more honest than 25 years ago, less honest than 25 years ago, or is the level of honesty about the same?
4* Are people of religious faith likely to be more honest than those who are not religious, less honest than those who are not religious, or is their level of honesty about the same?
5* Have you ever returned a lost wallet that you have found?
6* Have you ever had a lost wallet returned?
7* If someone gives you more change than you are entitled to when making a purchase, do you give back the extra money?
8* Do most people lie to get ahead in life?
9* Is it all right to tell a lie so as not to offend someone?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence