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Ethics poll: What would you do if...?

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What would you do if you found $20 in the street? How about $100? One thousand dollars? Answer these and other ethics questions below.

If a total stranger confessed to you that he had committed murder, would you inform the police?

10% (15) No
69% (98) Yes
19% (28) Not sure

141 voters have answered this question.

If your best friend confessed to you that he had committed murder, would you inform the police?

31% (45) No
38% (54) Yes
29% (42) Not sure

141 voters have answered this question.

If a close relative (mother, father, brother, or sister) confessed to you that he/she had committed murder, would you inform the police?

43% (62) No
24% (34) Yes
31% (45) Not sure

141 voters have answered this question.

If you discovered proof that a clergyman, whom you had known and trusted since childhood, was guilty of child molestation, would you turn him in to authorities?

15% (22) No
78% (110) Yes
6% (9) Not sure

141 voters have answered this question.

If somene was breaking into your home, and you owned a gun, would you shoot the intruder with an intent to kill if the intruder was unarmed?

53% (75) No
30% (43) Yes
15% (22) Not sure

140 voters have answered this question.

If an intruder breaking into your home had a knife, would you shoot with an intent to kill?

24% (33) No
61% (84) Yes
14% (20) Not sure

137 voters have answered this question.

If an intruder breaking into your home told you he had a gun but you couldn't see it, would you shoot with an intent to kill?

19% (27) No
64% (89) Yes
15% (21) Not sure

137 voters have answered this question.

If an intruder breaking into your home had a gun in his hand, would you shoot with an intent to kill?

11% (16) No
80% (112) Yes
7% (11) Not sure

139 voters have answered this question.

If you found a ten dollar bill in the street, what would you do?

83% (117) Keep it
0% (1) Give it to the police
2% (3) Donate some of it to charity and keep the rest
7% (10) Donate all of it to charity
6% (9) Leave it there

140 voters have answered this question.

If you found a one hundred dollar bill in the street, what would you do?

76% (103) Keep it
8% (11) Give it to the police
5% (8) Donate some of it to charity and keep the rest
5% (8) Donate all of it to charity
3% (5) Leave it there

135 voters have answered this question.

If you found a one thousand dollar bill in the street, what would you do?

54% (76) Keep it
26% (37) Give it to the police
10% (14) Donate some of it to charity and keep the rest
3% (5) Donate all of it to charity
5% (7) Leave it there

139 voters have answered this question.

If you found a one thousand dollar bill in the street, and you were with a group of friends walking down a crowded street in the middle of the day, what would you do?

51% (71) Keep it
28% (39) Give it to the police
7% (11) Donate some of it to charity and keep the rest
6% (9) Donate all of it to charity
6% (9) Leave it there

139 voters have answered this question.

You see news reports of a known child molester in your area. Later, you find that person in the middle of the road, hit by a car and in critical condition. The car that hit him has fled the scene, and you are the first to discover him. What do you do?

82% (116) Call 911
2% (4) Administer first aid as best you can, but don't call 911
2% (3) Tell him you will call 911 only if he promises to change his ways
12% (17) Walk away and let him die
0% (0) Kill him

140 voters have answered this question.

You work for a large corporation, and you find proof that your boss is involved in an ongoing insider trading scheme that has made him extremely wealthy. You confront him with the evidence, and he offers to let you in on the scheme. He also tells you that if you decline his offer, he will fire you, ruin your career, and smear your reputation. What do you do?

31% (43) Accept the offer
68% (94) Decline, and bring your evidence to the authorities, knowing it may have serious consequences for you

137 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2004-08-19 15:07:51 by kalkstein
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