Sometimes life just isn’t fair. But that’s not the case for Boston residents. We no longer have room to whine and complain over the everyday nuisances in our city. Why? Because, despite that reckless driver who just unfairly cut you off, Boston is actually a pretty fair city. And we can now prove it. Fair Trade USA ranked Boston as the number 2 Fairest City in the country, according to their recent Be Fair survey.
The Be Fair survey asked Americans questions designed to assess people’s overall fairness in daily situations such as holding the door for others, protecting the environment as well as views on Fair Trade. The top 10 are listed below.
Not surprisingly, Boston’s very nice residents were more likely than most Americans to purchase Fair Trade over other similar products. The survey also revealed altruistic tidbits about our fellow Bostonians — finally we get the credit we deserve.
According to Fair Trade USA, most Bostonians believe they have a responsibility to contribute to the betterment of society. We also tend to be very generous diners, leaving a very fair tip for waiters in comparison to the general American population. And when it comes to cake or pie, Boston residents sacrifice their own sweet tooth for their fellow man. Yes, we will almost always offer others our last slice before eating it first.
Bostonians took the number two spot over cities like New York, Dallas and Washington, D.C. for fairest city in all the land. Philadelphia took the first prize – but we wouldn’t expect anything less from the “the city of brotherly love.” Hey, there’s always next year. In the mean time, find out how fair you are by taking your own Fairness Quiz and join the #BeFair social media community for daily Fair Trade giveaways.