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Lying, Cheating, and Stealing

Lying, cheating, and stealing are becoming an "acceptable norm? among high-school and college students, says Ralph Wexler, speaking for the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. In a recent survey, the Institute reported that 61 percent of the high-school and 32 percent of the college students polled admitted to having cheated on an exam during the past year; 33 percent of the high-school and 16 percent of college students said they'd stolen something in the last year; and 16 percent of the high-school and 32 percent of the college students said they'd lied on a resume or job application.

National and International Religion Report, quoted in Signs of the Times, June, 1993, p. 6