Texas Claims the Top Spot as Cheating Capital of the USA
Cheating has become more prevalent in the world today.
What is cheating?
To act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination.
There isn't just one type of cheating, cheating has many forms.
- Infidelity: this is where you are unfaithful to your spouse or committed partner. This can be emotional or sexual.
- Deceit: concealing or misrepresenting the truth
- Not following the rules: this includes sports, video games, contests, diets, etc.
- Academically: cheating on a test, using answers strategically written down or memorized, having someone else take the test, hacking into the system to change your grade, etc.
A new survey showed that Texas is the #1 state in the US for Cheaters
This study didn't just look at romantic cheating.
Let's look at dieting, following a restrictive diet can be hard, and some things are unattainable, however, when it comes to dieting, 77% of Texans surveyed have cheated on a diet.
Sometimes in life, you have to stand in line, waiting for a ride, waiting to get into a movie or concert, and waiting for food. Then someone walks in and walks to the front of the line and jumps in. It can be infuriating, but it happens a lot in Texas, 51% of Texans surveyed said they have cut someone in line.
Cheating on a test at school happens, but it also happens in the workplace, 45% of Texans surveyed have cheated on something work-related.
Is bending the truth cheating? It is when something like age is a factor in a position, contest, or getting something cheaper because of age. 40% of Texans surveyed have lied about age.
In video games, one would think it wouldn't be that easy to beat a video game, but people are clever and have found ways, 40% of Texans surveyed have cheated at a multiplayer game.
It's time to factor in romantic cheating, 28% of Texans surveyed have cheated on a partner. When you think of cheating, romantic cheating is usually what people think. Oddly, only 28% of Texans admitted to this type of cheating. I'm guessing they were cheating on this survey.
The biggest regret of those respondents in this survey was, cheating on a partner.
New Mexico topped the list as the state with the least amount of cheating.
It's possible Texas topped the list because we are a very big state with a lot of people.
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