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Do people tend to give more to panhandlers who are on crutches or in a wheelchair?
Yes, even I give them. Even I give to them. If I saw someone in the wheelchair, with his leg amputated, and I had three dollars, I'd give him a buck. Now that, yes.

Well, that's something that bothers me, 'cause I know people that walk and use wheelchairs to make money. So obviously they're doing better, but they're doing something that I don't agree with. They're lying to people.
I've seen them [the genuinely disabled] doing okay, too. Once people know that you're for real, they will help you out.
Do you think a passerby might tend to distrust someone that they see handicapped because they might think that—
I think, in generally, they would trust the person to be handicapped until they see otherwise.

Do you give to the ill or handicapped?


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Between the two, who would get your spare change?
"Nick", who simply asks you for help."Scott", who tries to entertain you.

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