In response to our ongoing investigative series on student debt, we were recently sent an interesting graphic that laid out the results of a study that concluded wealthier people were more unethical than those with lower incomes.
Apparently, rich people are twice as likely to take candy from a jar designated for children, rich men are more likely to cheat on their wives than poor men, and wealthy folks donate less to charity.
I’m not sure exactly where the data came from or the study’s sample size and methodology, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these numbers, but this certainly adds a bit of an empirical angle to the “rich people are out of touch/cruel bastards” argument.
Check out the graphic below to delve a bit deeper into the stats.
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