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New Statistics Show Students Cheating Less

As students head back to school after Thanksgiving break, more high school students could end up on Santa's "nice" list this year.

As students head back to school after Thanksgiving break, more high school students could end up on Santa's "nice" list this year.

A new survey finds the percentage of teens who admit to cheating, lying, or stealing dropped for the first time in a decade. The Josephson Institute of Ethics surveyed 23-thousand high school students. Fifty-one percent say they had cheated on an exam in the past year. 

That's down from 59-percent in 2010. 20-Percent say they had stolen from a store in the past year. That's down from 27-percent. And the number of students who admitted they lied to a teacher about something significant dropped from 61-percent to 55-percent.
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