CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Honest Tea company set out to put honesty to the test using the people of Uptown Charlotte as their test subjects.
The company set up a stand selling their bottled tea products for a dollar a piece. Only, there was no one there taking the money. Patrons were asked to use the honor system and put a dollar into a locked container in exchange for taking the beverage of their choice.
We watched for several hours as people consistently stopped, looked, picked a drink, and dropped a dollar. In asking each person their reason for being so honest, most responded like there was no other option.
The Honest Tea company is doing the same social experiment throughout the country. On July 23, they'll announce the "most honest" cities in America.