While it is true that cultures differ significantly on small, everyday scale problems like the one outlined in the previous writeup, wouldn't it be interesting if someone did a similar test base on ethical criterion for judgement rather than cultural?

Maybe cultures are just different ways of expressing some sort of basic underlying human moral code in different backgrounds?

After all we aren't all that different from each other. Do ethics depend primarily on culture? Or are they independent of cultural patterns and valid across the board?