Poll: Acts of Contrition Mean More Cash

August 21, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The more people apologize, the more money they are likely to rake in, a recent study that looks at the link between income and apologies suggests.

The study for the Pearl Outlet found that those earning more than $100,000 a year are twice as likely to apologize after an argument with their significant other than those pulling in less than $25,000.

Ninety-two percent of those earning more than $100,000 would apologize when they felt they were completely to blame, compared to 89% of $75,000-$100,000 earners, 84% of $50,000-$75,000 folks, 72% of $35,000-$50,000 earners, 76% for $25,000-$35,000 workers and just 52% of those earning under $25,000.

Even when they felt they were blameless, 22% of the highest earners would say they were sorry, compared to just 13% of the lowest earners.

Zogby International conducted the poll with 7,590 adults online.