by The Center for Academic Integrity found that almost 80% of college
students admit to cheating at least once.
According to a survey by the Psychological Record 36% of undergraduates
have admitted to plagiarizing written material.
A poll conducted
by US News and World Reports found that 90% of students believe
that cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately
The State of Americans:
This Generation and the Next (Free Press, July 1996) states that 58.3%
of high school students let someone else copy their work in 1969,
and 97.5% did so in 1989.
A study conducted
by Ronald M. Aaron and Robert T. Georgia: Administrator Perceptions
of Student Academic Dishonesty in Collegiate Institutions found that
257 chief student affairs officers across the country believe that
colleges and universities have not addressed the cheating problem
According to the
Gallup Organization (October 6-9, 2000), the top two problems facing
the country today are: 1) Education and 2) Decline in Ethics (both
were ranked over crime, poverty, drugs, taxes, guns, environment,
and racism, to name a few).
A national survey
published in Education Week found that 54% of students admitted
to plagiarizing from the Internet; 74% of students admitted that at
least once during the past school year they had engaged in "serious"
cheating; and 47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose
to ignore students who are cheating."