Germany's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Survey shows when Germans lie most

Share this article

Survey shows when Germans lie most
Finger on lips photo
08:41 CET+01:00
A new survey shows that 34 percent of Germans have lied during phone conversations, but slightly more than half said they could not remember telling a lie.

The survey by online research company Forsa for Gothaer Insurance showed that 11 percent of Germans said they had lied to their employer at least once to get the day off of work, Bild reported on Monday.

Another nine percent admitted to driving without a license and eight percent said they have taken back more change than they were supposed to.

A small percentage of Germans even admitted to lying in paperwork. Four percent said they lied on a tax return and two percent said they had lied to their insurance companies.

Still, a little more than half seemed to think of themselves as honest. Fifty-one percent said they could not remember a time they had lied.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Readly - the 'Spotify of magazines' - is offering readers of The Local a free month's worth of unlimited all-you-can-read magazines. All you need to do is answer one quick question.