Written by James Peters
Rating:
Share/Bookmark
Print this
Topics: Americans, Survey

Tuesday, 25 May 2004

Only 1 in 7 Americans respond honestly to survey questions, according to a recent CNN/Gallup survey. Titled Telling the Truth: American Style, the study is believed to be the first of its kind.

"We have been polling Americans for over 100 years," says John Greggio, Sr. Vice President of Psychometrics for the Gallup Organization. "But we never thought to ask people if they were being honest."

The telephone survey of 1006 Americans was conducted during the week of May 7-14. It paints a disturbing picture of Americans' relationship with the truth, and of life in general. Among the poll's other findings:

  • Most people wish their neighbors would just go away
  • 28% of all Americans have reported seeing Jesus in the crawlspace underneath their house in the past six months
  • More than half of all adults over 65 say they now inhabit a dream world where fact and fiction have become mere mental constructs

The poll's margin of error could not be determined.

Make James Peters's day - give this story five thumbs-up (there's no need to register, the thumbs are just down there!)

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!


More by this writer

View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story

Share/Bookmark

Mailing List

Get Spoof News in your email inbox!

Email:

What's 3 multiplied by 4?

1 20 12 14
80 readers are online right now!

Go to top

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more