Young People Aren't Cheating On Tests As Much [study]
5 months ago
Cheating is down eight percent from 2010.
The 2012 "Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth," a bi-annual study covering the morals of kids in this country says that more of them are looking to be good people.
The study found that 99 percent of the 23,000 high school students sampled say they believe "it is very important to have good moral character." It also found that 51 percent of students in 2012 admitted they cheated on an exam in the past year, which is down from 59 percent in 2010. Students admitting to copying another's homework also dropped by two points since 2010.
"Changes in children’s behavior of this magnitude suggest a major shift in parenting and school involvement in issues of honesty and character," Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, said in a statement. "Though there is still far too much cheating, lying and stealing, I think we have turned the corner."