Recent decision making research has emphasized peoples sensitivity to statistical relationships in the environment. A little-known relationship is Benfords law, that the first digits of numbers representing many natural and human phenomena have a logarithmic distribution (Benford, 1938). Benfords law is being used to help detect fraudulent financial data, but this assumes that people will not follow Benfords law when generating data. In two studies I examined whether people follow Benfords law. In Study 1 participants were given nine questions (e.g., Length of the Indus river: km) chosen to have a flat distribution of first-digits for correct answers. The generated distribution was close to Benfords law. In Study 2 the results for generated data were replicated with new questions, and a selection task was also given in which participants selected from nine possible answers. Selected answers were a poor fit to Benfords law. Taken together the results suggest that Benfords law is a product of the way people generate responses, rather than sensitivity to the relationship itself.