The Ethics of American Youth

The Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics surveyed 29,760 American high school students about their ethics and activities. The results are disturbing.
*a total of 30 percent overall — admitted stealing from a store within the past year.

*More than two of five (42 percent) said that they sometimes lie to save money.

*A substantial majority (64 percent) cheated on a test during the past year

*More than one in four (26 percent) confessed they lied on at least one or two questions on the survey.

*A whopping 93 percent said they were satisfied with their personal ethics and character

The report released yesterday covered honesty and integrity. A later report will have survey results on drug use and violence. Link -Thanks, Geekazoid!

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Wow, wow, wow... seems to be alot of denial embedded in the comments. Yes, numbers can be 'shaped' to say just about anyting, but does anyone really think we are really heading in the right direction as a society. Our next generation of leaders is our youth, and I worry that they are far from ready. The challenges they face in the world market are far greater than those we faced, and I question whether they are really ready. I really believe we are at a crossroads with regard to our country, and the next generation will ultimately define the outcome for the next 100 years. I see the results from this survey and several others like it to be very troubling.
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