While it’s certainly easy to get annoyed by other people, a new survey reveals that most folks really do believe people are good, but apparently not as good as they are.
According to the poll:
- 81% of Americans believe humankind is inherently good.
- What’s more, 75% believe they themselves are a good person.
- In fact, 46% of people insist they are the best person they know.
- When it comes to judging themselves, differences do vary by gender.
- In fact, females are less likely than males to think they are good (67% vs. 86%).
- In addition, females are also more likely to think humanity is bad (20% vs. 4%).
- And just know, no matter what you think about yourself, someone else probably has a distinct opinion.
- That’s because 72% of people admit they judge other people’s behavior.
- And it turns out most folks realize that, because 61% of people worry they are being judged.
- As for what constitutes a “good” person:
- 49% say they are kind
- 45% say they are giving
- 41% say they are friendly.