If You’re Attacked, There’s a 91% Chance a Good Samaritan Will Help You
Sometimes it feels like the world is more dog-eat-dog than ever. But a recent study found there are still plenty of good people out there.
Researchers in England wanted to know how often good Samaritans stop to help when someone's in trouble. So they watched security footage of 219 assaults in public where there were witnesses.
And it turned out complete strangers decided to help 9 out of 10 times.
At least one person stepped in to help 91% of the time by doing things like restraining someone, getting between two people who were fighting, or just consoling the victim afterward.
And on average, at least three people intervened.
The study also found that large groups don't result in a "herd mentality" where no one helps, because they assume someone else will.
The more witnesses there are, the more likely you are to get help.
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