While Prague in particular has a reputation for pick-pocketing, conversely Czechs are among the people most likely to return a lost wallet. The country ranked seventh out of 40 worldwide where wallets were left in public with contact information. The top five most honest countries were no surprise: Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, which generally top surveys for positive cultural or political attributes. The next two perhaps were less expected. Poland and the Czech Republic were sixth and seventh. New Zealand, Germany and France completed the top 10, or first quarter of the ranking. The worst countries were China, in last place, followed by Morocco, Peru, Kazakhstan and Kenya. Also falling into the bottom half were the US at 21st and UK at 22nd. The results stem from a research project called Civic Honesty Around the Globe, published in Science magazine. Researchers left wallets with contact info for local-sounding names at various places. There were three types of wallet: no money, about $13.45 and about $94.15 in local currency. “Civic honesty is essential to social capital and economic development, but is often in conflict with material self-interest....