66% Say Americans Less Honest Than They Used to Be
Most Americans still think their fellow citizens are honest, but even more agree that Americans aren’t as honest as they used to be.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of American Adults believe most Americans are basically honest. That’s up slightly from 52% in August 2010, the first time we asked the question. But 25% don’t think most Americans are honest, and 17% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide 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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