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Thursday, 1 March 2012
CO2 #3 Looming Integrity Crisis (via Dan Ariely)
Apparently, Britons are becoming less honest. At least according to a recent study conducted at the University of Essex, where several thousand respondents filled out an online survey that repeated questions from a study on citizenship and behavior conducted in 2000. According to researcher Paul Whiteley, the purpose of the study was to try to gain an idea of the level of dishonesty in British society, and moreover, what’s considered acceptable and whether that has altered over time.
If you want to know more about this sudy, from Essex University: BritHonesty