Anthropologists say they have homed in on what they believe to be seven moral rules lying at the center of a survey of 60 different cultures from around the world.
So, pretty much everywhere, which makes them universal.
The anthropologists published a study about their findings. In a press release, Dr. Oliver Scott Curry, lead author and senior researcher at the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, said, "People everywhere face a similar set of social problems, and use a similar set of moral rules to solve them. All agree that cooperating, promoting the common good, is the right thing to do."