How much integrity do you have?
News article published on: 20th June 2012
British people are less honest than they were a decade ago according to a recently released ‘integrity study’.
Researchers who surveyed more than 2,000 adults found that having an affair, drink driving, underage sex and lying are more acceptable today than they were in the year 2000.
Those who took part in the survey were asked to what extent a series of 10 activities were justified. Their answers were then converted into an integrity score and compared to other interviewees results.
Ten years ago 70 per cent of people said having an affair was never justified, but this dropped to just 50 per cent in 2011.
Lisa Pepper, partner and specialist divorce solicitor comments:
“Unfortunately the results of this survey are not a surprise and corroborate with other recent surveys. The fact that 50 per cent of people think adultery is acceptable might be an indication of why divorce statistics, released by the office of national statistics in December 2011, have increased. The 50 per cent who don’t are the ones filing for divorce!”
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