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The Plagiarism Blog

Keeping Current on Plagiarism, Cheating & Academic Integrity by Susan Herzog, Information Literacy Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University

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."