Monday, March 20, 2017

LIES NOTHING BUT LIES

What was the last lie you told your mother or your spouse? If you're like most others, you lied about one of two things: your spending/purchases and/or your sexual experience. These are the two most common lies we tell, according to a Harris Poll. While we are most likely to lie to our parents and our spouse/significant other, we are least likely to lie to a sibling.

To whom are we lying? 

Parents: 43 percent
Spouse/significant other: 41 percent
Doctor: 38 percent
Best friend: 36 percent
Sibling: 32 percent


What lies do we tell our parents? 

Spending/purchases: 15 percent
Sexual experience: 14 percent
Alcohol use: 12 percent
Illegal substance abuse: 12 percent
Physical health: 11 percent
Cigarette use: 10 percent



What lies do we tell our spouse/significant other? 

Spending/purchases: 21 percent
Sexual experience: 14 percent
Eating habits: 12 percent
Physical health: 10 percent
Alcohol use: 8 percent
Exercise habits: 8 percent



What lies do we tell our doctors? 

Exercise: 15 percent
Eating habits: 14 percent
Physical health: 10 percent



What lies do we tell our best friends? 

Sexual experience: 12 percent
Income/salary: 8 percent
Political opinions: 8 percent
Religious beliefs: 7 percent



What lies do we tell our siblings? 

Spending/purchases: 9 percent
Sexual experience: 7 percent
Income/salary: 7 percent



Percentage of U.S. adults who have lied to get out of...


Work: 37 percent
Social event: 32 percent
School: 26 percent
Family gathering: 23 percent
Date: 14 percent
Religious event: 10 percent
Doctor's appointment: 10 percent
Speeding ticket: 7 percent
Jury duty: 6 percent

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