- Levine and Norenzayan 1999 – The Pace of Life in 31 Countries
This study compared the pace of life in large cities from 31 countries around the world. Three indicators of pace of life were observed: average walking speed in downtown locations, the speed with which postal clerks completed a simple request (work speed), and the accuracy of public clocks.
Hilarious that the country with the most accurate clocks was… Switzerland.
Chalk up one more victory for stereotypes.
Unsurprisingly there’s an evident correlation with measures of future time orientation in general.