How Often Do You Lie? 27% of Us Claim We Never Do

posted by Scott and Sadie - 

Today is National Honesty Day.  Apparently, it's been a holiday since the early '90s.  You're supposed to go all day without telling a single lie.

 

And according to a new survey, a lot of us should have NO problem doing it . . . because over a quarter of people claim they NEVER lie.  (???)

 

27% said they don't lie at all.  Another 18% said they tell one lie a year at MOST.  And 14% said they only lie once every couple months.

 

So that's a total of 59% who claim they never lie or hardly ever do.  Which is funny, because most of those people probably lied in the SURVEY.

 

Another 18% of people said they lie a couple times a month . . . 11% said multiple times a week . . . 6% said about once a day . . . and the remaining 6% admitted they tell multiple lies a day.  Is it possible that last group might be the most honest?

 

53% of people in the survey said white lies that don't hurt anyone are okay.  47% said lying for ANY reason is wrong.

 

And the three most common lies we tell are white lies . . . then lies by omission, where you're not upfront about something . . . and lies we tell ourselves to make us feel better about something. 

 

(National Today)

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