What Would You Rather Hear First: The Bad News or the Good News?

If someone says to you, “I’ve got good news and bad news” . . . which do you want to hear first? According to a new survey, almost twice as many people would rather hear . . . the bad news first.

57% say they want to hear bad news then good news . . . and only 29% would rather hear good news then bad news.  (The rest aren’t sure.) Women are noticeably more likely than men to want to hear the bad news first.  61% of women say they want the bad news first versus 52% of men. 


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