By RITA DELFINER, New York Post Online Edition
October 22, 2004
"Nearly all U.S. high school students talk the talk that honesty is the best policy--while at the same time, many of them are lying, cheating and stealing, according to a new study. A national survey of 24,763 high-schoolers found 62 percent of them admitted cheating on a school test in the past 12 months, 27 percent stole something from a store during that period, and 40 percent admit they 'sometimes lie to save money.' In a telling twist, nearly a third didn't even tell the truth on the integrity survey--29 percent of the students polled by the Josephson Institute of Ethics 'fessed up to fibbing on one or two of the more than 60 questions."