If you purchased 10 brand new wallets and put $100 in each of them and left them in random places all over your city with a note asking, "If found please call this number", how many would be returned with the money still in them?
I'm guessing 3.
I left my wallet at walmart photo desk once. I had over $200 in cash. Someone turned it in with all the money still in it. Very thankful.
I think most people will return the wallets but not the 100$ note.
A local news channel did something like that here a while back with backpacks and the majority of them were returned, so I said 6-10.
I had my small purse returned once (many years ago). I had left it in a phone booth in Grants Pass, Oregon. Someone totally anonymously returned it to me in San Francisco, saying they had taken out only enough money for postage. It contained a...
..of nice little things, like an expensive fountain pen & a good Swiss Army knife. Nothing was taken. The note was signed "a friend in Grants Pass." There was no way to thank them. I doubt everyone is that honest, but in memory of that, I vote 6-10.
In my small town - I think probably as many as 8 of them
This is a resort/retirement city full of old, rich, white men and and a strong, military, middle class. A lot of temporary residents, thought, so I'm not sure. I said 6-10 because I think it would be the same in any city.
I know it can be difficult at times but I truly have more faith in us than not. Honesty wins out again, mostly...
I was thinking five or six
MAYBE two or three.
You live in New York City?
No, near it. If I lived in NYC, I would say one to two times.
The purpose of this question is to gauge your feelings about humanity in you city; are people mainly good or evil. I think all of them would be returned but I could be wrong.