Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Chinese the most dishonest, Japanese and British the least, study finds
People in 15 countries took part in two tests in which they had a financial incentive to cheat; Asia’s poor showing on coin-flip test may reflect different attitudes to gambling, study’s lead author says
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
Chinese people are the most dishonest and British and Japanese people the most honest, according to a study of truthfulness involving more than 1,500 people from 15 countries.
“I suggest that the relationship between honesty and economic growth has been weaker over the past 60 years and there is little evidence for a link between current growth and honesty,” says Hugh-Jones, who presented his findings last weekend at the London Experimental Workshop conference, hosted by Middlesex University, London.