6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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In a Reader’s Digest survey of 2,624 readers in January 2004 we read about the percentage of those

who said they had:

1. Switched price tags to get a lower price: 12%

2. Cheated on their tax return: 17%;

3. Misstated facts on a resume/job application: 18%;

4. Lied to their spouse about their relationship with another person: 28%;

5. Lied to their spouse about the cost of a recent purchase: 32%;

6. Downloaded music from the Internet without paying for it: 37%;

7. Been undercharged or received too much change from cashier and not told him or her: 50%;

8. Called in sick to work when not ill: 63%;

9. Taken office supplies from their office for personal use: 63%;

10. Lied to friends or family members about their appearance to avoid hurting their

feelings: 71%;

Lying is a chronic problem in our society.

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