A Chicago Sun-Times reporter intentionally dropped 20 wallets around Chicagoland to see what would happen. So far, 11 have been returned. Story
You find a wallet on the sidewalk. It is full of personal stuff--baby pictures, a grocery list, a love note, a prayer card from a grandmother's funeral, an ATM card, coupons, an ID card and $20.
What would you do?
You would return the wallet, of course. You are a Chicagoan, and Chicagoans are honest.
About this we have no doubt.
It's stories like this that make me believe that journalism is inherently good.