Students lie, cheat, steal, but say they’re good

This was interesting article to read.

Statistics include:

  • 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store
  • 23 percent said they stole something from a parent or other relative
  • 64 percent have cheated on a test
  • 36 percent said they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment,
  • 42 percent said they sometimes lie to save money

Those are pretty crazy to think about.

But what caught me off guard was this statement:

“Despite such responses, 93 percent of the students said they were satisfied with their personal ethics and character, and 77 percent affirmed that “when it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know.”

Now, 77% is a majority and a majority includes most people.

That means that most people think they they are better than most people.

Doesn’t make sense, does it?