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Have you ever cheated on a test?

June 1st, 2018


Userneeds’ Danish panel members almost never cheat on tests. 88 percent thus answer “No” when asked “Have you ever cheated on a test or exam?”. However, this doesn’t go for the rest of the Nordic countries or Ireland.

Every year thousands of students have to go through a nerve wrecking period with exams. In some exams you are allowed to use books, notes and perhaps even the internet, whereas such items are completely prohibited in other exams. In both examples, however, some students find their way around the rules and cheat in order to pass. We have asked our panel members in Ireland and the Nordics if they have ever cheated on a test or an exam and the results are quite interesting.

It turns out the Danish panel members are the ones who most often follow the rules as only 9 percent answer either “Yes, one time” or “Yes, several times”. In Ireland this go for 21 percent, in Norway 23 percent, in Sweden 28 percent and finally 43 percent of Userneeds’ Finnish panel members have cheated at least once.

A few panel members can’t remember whether or not they have ever cheated. This go for between 3 and 5 percent in Denmark, Ireland and Norway. Whereas the figure is 10 percent in Finland and 12 percent in Sweden.  The country where the least people have answered “No” to the question is therefore Finland where 47 percent say “No” to ever having cheated on a test or an exam.