Culture of Life
The Good Samaritan Lives
BY WDC Media, June 19
July 15-21, 2007 Issue | Posted 7/10/07 at 4:31 PM
A new survey suggests that, despite our era’s reputation for uncivil behavior, Americans perform selfless good deeds at a pretty good clip.
When market researcher Synovate asked 1,000 people whether anyone, known or a stranger, had done them an act of kindness over the past year, nearly two-thirds said Yes.
Specifically, 41% said someone had comforted them in a time of need, 21% reported help with car trouble, 21% were bought something they needed but couldn’t afford and 1% had nothing less than their life saved. More than 38% said they were treated to a good deed not mentioned in the survey.
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