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So how honest were we, Detroit?

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DETROIT (WJBK) - A national social experiment happened in Detroit July 30 and the results show just how honest we really are. It's called the National Honesty Index and it was hosted by the beverage company Honest Tea.

The experiment took place in Campus Martius and was based on the "honor system." Bottled drinks and snacks were left out with a sign asking people to pay a dollar each - but they were secretly being watched to find out who paid and who stole.

RESULTS

Detroit ranked in at #9, with a 97 percent honesty result.

Here are the top five honest cities in America, according to Honest Tea:

1) Honolulu, HI - 100%
2) Manchester, CT - 99%
3) Lake George, NY - 99%
4) Nashville, TN - 99%
5) Birmingham, AL - 99%

So, who ranked the lowest on the test? Providence, Rhode Island came in last with an 80 percent ranking.

Honest Tea made it to 60 locations across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

OTHER FUN FACTS

 - Honolulu, Hawaii was 100 percent honest two years in a row
 - Washington, D.C. was the most improved city, rising to 96% honesty which is 16 points higher than in 2013
 - Women proved to be more honest than man
 - Blondes came out as the most honest hair color with 95 percent

LINK: Click here to see all the results from Honest Tea

Honest Tea plans to donate all of the funds collected from the on-site social experiments to FoodCorps, a nationwide team of emerging leaders that connects kids to real food, helping them grow up healthy.



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