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69% Say They Have Returned A Lost Wallet

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fewer Americans say they have returned a lost wallet they found, but more have been on the receiving end of such honesty.  Most adults still say that if they get extra change from someone, they give it back. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that that 69% of American Adults say they have returned a lost wallet, although that is down from 75% measured in August 2010. Fifteen percent (15%) say they have not returned a lost wallet, while 16% more are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 17-18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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