|The Borrowed Gun Case|
|The Riots Case|
|The Firing Squad Case|
I think there are two interesting points to make about these results:
- Even though in all three cases an innocent person would be harmed if you return the borrowed gun, bear false witness, and shoot one, judgments about what you should do vary significantly from 90% against returning the borrowed gun to 77% against bearing false witness to only 58% against shooting one. Why is that so?
- Even though you have to take direct action and shoot one person, as opposed to returning a borrowed gun or bearing false witness, 42% of you judged that you should shoot one, which is a significant difference from 23% in favor of bearing false witness in the riots case, and an even more significant difference from 10% in favor of returning the borrowed gun in the borrowed gun case. Why is that so?