Friday, October 12, 2007

Attitudes toward cheating the government: Americans (2,032 of them) were asked by the General Social Survey if it is wrong to give the government false information in order to get benefits. I calculated the percent who said it is not wrong by ethnic group:

Blacks 16.2
Puerto Rican 13.7
Mexican 11.7
Polish 11.3
American Indian 6.1
Italian 6.0
German 5.6

USA 5.6

Irish 4.1
French 1.9
English/Welsh 1.7
Scottish 0.0

Americans of Western European descent are the most honest, while poor minorities (except for Amerindians) and Eastern Europeans are least honest.

And by now you must think I'm harping on this point, but as our largest immigrant group--Mexicans--continues to pour into the country, the number of people trying to cheat the system will increase.


MensaRefugee said...

Seeing how Government isnt your friend. The hispanics have a point...

guest007 said...

I keep thinking that the best way to describe blacks is that they are big government libertarians. They want a large government in order to receive benefits but they do not want the government telling them what to do.

Look at cities governments that are in majority lack cities. They have a lousy compliance rate with EPA rules. The universities with the lowest compliance with Title IX and the highest default rate on student loans are the HBCU's.