Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Washington D. C. Ranked As Most Dishonest Place In America [VIDEO]

And this comes as a surprise to … who??

Oddly enough, this has nothing to do with politicians, lobbyists, spin doctors, reporters or any of the other usual suspects.  It has to do with the average person on the street.

Coca Cola recently tried an experiment with their “Honest Tea” product.  They set up unmanned kiosks around the country loaded with Honest Tea and watched from a distance to see who would leave the posted fee and who would just take the tea and go.

Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images

The most honest places were Hawaii (this involved tea, not a birth certificate) and Alabama!  In those places, 100% of people paid despite there being no one there to watch them.  Texas did ok, with 87% of people paying for their drink.

Washington DC did really bad.  Not only did the least amount of people cough up the dollar for their tea (80%), but someone stole the company CEOs bike during the experiment! (That probably was a politician.)

On the whole, America is pretty honest! The national average came in at 92% of folks paying with women doing a little better than men. (95% vs. 91%)

Honest Tea Chief Executive Seth Goldman said:

“Even though my bicycle was stolen the same day as our D.C. experiment, it’s reassuring to know that 92% of Americans will do the right thing even when it seems no one is watching.”

USA! … USA! … USA! … USA!

Best of

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.