If you found a wallet on the street, would you return it?
That's the question behind a new report that studies human behavior when people are placed in a situation to return a wallet with valuables inside, and the results are not what you might think.
The wallets contained either no cash or the equivalent of $13.45 U.S. dollars. The wallet was returned 11% more often when it had money inside. However, researchers thought the high return rate might be because there wasn't a significant amount of money in order for the employee to keep it, so in the United States, United Kingdom and Poland, they added a third variable – the equivalent of $94.15, or seven times the original amount.
Wallets containing the largest amount of money were returned 72% of the time, 11% more than the $13.45 wallets and 26% more than the cashless wallets.
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen below: