2008 Teen Ethics Survey

Multiple responses permitted base 205 to defend

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Unformatted text preview: yourself 87% To help a friend 73% To settle an argument 35% For revenge 34% Because you dislike them 22% To gain respect of other kids 18% To be feared by other kids 14% Peer pressure 14% For a thrill 10% Other 0% None of these 0% Don’t know/Not sure 0% Why do you* think lying to a parent or guardian is acceptable? Multiple responses permitted. (base = 378) You felt you had to cover up the situation you lied about 76% To help a friend 62% Peer pressure 21% Thrill of not getting caught 18% Everyone else does it 13% For revenge 11% Desire to be popular in school 5% Other 1% None of these 3% Don’t know/Not sure 0% Why do you* think plagiarizing is acceptable? Multiple responses permitted. (base = 80) Not enough time to do the assignment 72% Personal desire to succeed in school 70% Pressure from parents to succeed in school 63% Everyone else does it 24% Thrill of not getting caught 17% Peer pressure 15% Other 1% None of these 3% Don’t know/Not sure 2% Why do you* think illegally downloading music is acceptable? Multiple responses permitted. (base = 270) It’s easy to get music online without paying for it 79% You didn’t have enough money to pay 46% You have always gotten your music this way 39% Everyone else does it 38% To help a friend or family member 35% The thrill of not getting caught 8% Other 1% None of these 3% Don’t know/Not sure 1% *respondents include only those who responded “sometimes,” “often,” “always,” or “not sure” to question 2. 3. In the past year, which of the following have you done? Multiple responses permitted. Lied to parent or guardian Illegally downloaded music 23% Behaved violently towards another person 20% Cheated on a test 18% Plagiarized 6% Stolen from a store 4% None of these 26% Don’t know/Not sure 0% Refused 4. 61% 0% In the past year, which of the following has a friend done? Multiple responses permitted. Lied t...
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