Judge Roy Moore: Moral Poverty in our Schools

It is wrong to lie, cheat and steal. But what if you lie, cheat and steal – and think it is right? A Josephson Institute survey of 29,760 high school students across the United States found that:

  • 30 percent admit to having stolen from a store during the past year; one-fifth said they had stolen from a friend, and 23 percent said they had stolen from a parent or other relative.
  • 36 percent admit to having used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment.
  • 64 percent admit to having cheated on a test during the past year; 38 percent said they did so two or more times.
  • 42 percent said they sometimes lie to save money.
  • 83 percent admit that they "sometimes lie to a parent about something significant."

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