Age Specific Test Results:
Of the 100 people tested - 
34 were "young people" (appearing to be under 30 years of age),
42 were "middle-aged people" (appearing to be between the ages of 30 and 49 years of age) and
24 were "old people" (appearing to be 50 years of age or older):

Of the 34 "young people" tested:
56% (19) were honest and returned the wallets.
44% (15) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 42 "middle-aged people" tested:
81% (34) were honest and returned the wallets.
19% (8) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 24 "old people" tested:
88% (21) were honest and returned the wallets.
12% (3) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Summary: "Young people" tested were over twice
as dishonest as the "middle-aged people" tested and
over three times as dishonest as the "old people" tested.

Note: It was not the intention of this experiment to make any particular group look bad, reinforce stereotypes nor to further a hidden agenda of any kind. The actions of a few members in a group should not, of course, be used to judge the whole group.

Some questions that this sociological experiment might be able to help answer are: "Do men steal more then women?", "Do black people steal more then white people?", "Do young people steal more then old people?", "Why is the crime rate higher in predominately black neighborhoods?", "Why is there an improportionate number of black people in jail?", "Why are there so many more men in prison then women?", "Why is the prison population mostly men?".  The keyword list for this website is as follows: racial profiling, wallets, racial profiling statistics, crime, lost wallets, prejudice, discrimination, sex discrimination, sexism, crime statistics, age discrimination, race, honesty, racial discrimination, honesty testing, black people, white people, racism, stealing, theft

General Test Results:
Of all 100 people tested:

74% were honest and
returned the wallets.

26% were dishonest and
kept the wallets.

Summary: The good news is that most
people were honest - in fact, honest people
out numbered dishonest people nearly 3 to 1.

Results of the
"WalletTest.com" Experiment:

Gender Specific Test Results:
Of the 100 people tested - 
51 were female and 
49 were male:

Of the 51 females tested:
86% (44) were honest and returned the wallets.
14% (7) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 49 males tested:
61% (30) were honest and returned the wallets.
39% (19) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Note: It was not the intention of this experiment to make any particular group look bad, reinforce stereotypes nor to further a hidden agenda of any kind. The actions of a few members in a group should not, of course, be used to judge the whole group.

100 wallets were dropped in front of hidden cameras to see
who would return the wallets and who would steal them...

Comparing both Race and Gender at the same time:

Of the 37 "White Females" tested:
95% (35) were honest and returned the wallets.
5% (2) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 14 "Black Females" tested:
64% (9) were honest and returned the wallets.
36% (5) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 40 "White Males" tested:
65% (26) were honest and returned the wallets.
35% (14) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 9 "Black Males" tested:
44% (4) were honest and returned the wallets.
56% (5) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Note: It was not the intention of this experiment to make any particular group look bad, reinforce stereotypes nor to further a hidden agenda of any kind. The actions of a few members in a group should not, of course, be used to judge the whole group.

Comparing both Race and Age at the same time:

Of the 24 "Young White People" tested:
62% (15) were honest and returned the wallets.
38% (9) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 10 "Young Black People" tested:
40% (4) were honest and returned the wallets.
60% (6) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 30 "Middle-Aged White People" tested:
83% (25) were honest and returned the wallets.
17% (5) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 12 "Middle-Aged Black People" tested:
75% (9) were honest and returned the wallets.
25% (3) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 23 "Old White People" tested:
91% (21) were honest and returned the wallets.
9% (2) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

(NOTE: "Old Black People" could not be reliably tested because there was only one person who was both "Black" and "Old". Just one person is, of course, way too small of a sampling for a meaningful evaluation. The one "Old Black" who was tested was dishonest and kept the wallet.)

Note: It was not the intention of this experiment to make any particular group look bad, reinforce stereotypes nor to further a hidden agenda of any kind. The actions of a few members in a group should not, of course, be used to judge the whole group.

Racially Specific Test Results:
Of the 100 people tested -
77 were white and
23 were black:

White People:
Of the 77 white people tested:
79% (61) were honest and returned the wallets.
21% (16) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Black People:
Of the 23 black people tested:
57% (13) were honest and returned the wallets.
43% (10) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Note: It was not the intention of this experiment to make any particular group look bad, reinforce stereotypes nor to further a hidden agenda of any kind. The actions of a few members in a group should not, of course, be used to judge the whole group.

Comparing both Age and Gender at the same time:

Of the 22 "Young Males" tested:
41% (9) were honest and returned the wallets.
59% (13) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 12 "Young Females" tested:
83% (10) were honest and returned the wallets.
17% (2) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 14 "Middle-Aged Males" tested:
71% (10) were honest and returned the wallets.
29% (4) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 28 "Middle-Aged Females" tested:
86% (24) were honest and returned the wallets.
14% (4) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 13 "Old Males" tested:
85% (11) were honest and returned the wallets.
15% (2) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Of the 11 "Old Females" tested:
91% (10) were honest and returned the wallets.
9% (1) were dishonest and kept the wallets.

Note: It was not the intention of this experiment to make any particular group look bad, reinforce stereotypes nor to further a hidden agenda of any kind. The actions of a few members in a group should not, of course, be used to judge the whole group.

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