The Cheat Sheet

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We sent surveys to a bunch of Campus Life readers and here's how they responded:

Which of the following would you consider as "cheating"?


Looking at someone else's answers during a test 100%
Taking a "cheat sheet" in to a test 99%
Having someone do your homework 98%
Copying someone else's homework 92%
Taking drugs to enhance athletic performance 85%
Breaking a rule while playing sports 70%
Exaggerating accomplishments on scholarship application 65%
Getting help with homework you were instructed to do alone 64%
Using a sorce without citing it 64%
Asking a student who's already taken a test what's on the test 51%
Staying home "sick" to study or work on a project 39%


Which of the following have you done?



Asked a student who's already taken a test what's on the test 62%
Copied someone else's homework 55%
Stayed home "sick" to study or work on a project 36%
Got help with homework you were instructed to do alone 35%
Looked at someone else's answers during a test 35%
Broke a rule while playing sports 19%
Took a "cheat sheet" in to a test 13%
Exaggerated accomplishments on scholarship application 10%
Used a sorce without citing it 8%
Had someone do your homework 8%
Took drugs to enhance athletic performance 1%

Which of the following is the main reason NOT to cheat?


God says it's wrong 73%
It goes against my personal beliefs or values 14%
It will cause me trouble in the future 6%
I wouldn't want to disappoint people who trust me 5%
I might get caught 2%

If you have cheated in school, how did you feel afterward?*

How did you feel afterwards?

How did you feel afterwards?

If you have cheated in school, what was the main reason?

What was the main reason?

What was the main reason?

Why do you think students cheat in school?*

Why do you think students cheat?

Why do you think students cheat?

Overall, how many students at your school do you think cheat on tests or homework assignments?

Overall, how many students cheat?

Overall, how many students cheat?

* Respondents could give more than one answer to these questions.

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