A new survey asked people whether they’d save a dog that was trapped in a hot car AND whether they’d stop to help someone whose car was stalled on the side of the road. You can already see where this is going.
Turns out, we care waaaay more about dogs!
– 71% of people say they’re extremely likely to do something to save the dog in the car.
– Only 8% say they probably wouldn’t do anything.
– And 29% of us wouldn’t do ANYTHING for someone stalled out on the side of the road.
– 30% say they’d stop to help, and 28% wouldn’t stop, but they would call 911, which seems strange because that’s only for emergencies. It’s just a stall people.
So basically we’re four times more likely to smash a window for a dog than to help a stranger.
A few reason why this might be the case:
1) Most people have a cell phone, so we assume they’re fine. They’ll call someone. If they have no one to call, they’ll just sit on their phone and be fine.
2) PEOPLE WANT TO SMASH CAR WINDOWS! There’s no consequences if you’re saving a dog. You get to be a hero, smash a window, and force the idiot who left the dog in the car to spend money on a new one all at once!