teen ethics

recently, The Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics surveyed 29,760 American high school students about their ethics and activities. The results are disturbing at first glance…

*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

read the full summary of the report here.

i’ve been planning on posting on this for a while. but many others have done so; and i think the best summary and reflection was by mark matlock on our ys blog, who helpfully points out some cautions in reacting to the data.

2 thoughts on “teen ethics”

  1. I Think this is another no duh thing too. Teens will test boundaries/rules and be pressured to lie and cheat. Let’s just hope we can shape them into godly men and women.

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