Clergy = Not Trusted?

According to a recent Pew Research Center Report clergy and other religious leaders are not as trusted to act in the best interest of the public as are many other groups.  More specifically, the percentage of American adults who say they have either "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of confidence that a group will act in the interest of the public follows: Medical Scientists - 84% Military - 79% Scientists - 76% K-12 Principals and Superintendents - 66% Religious Leaders - Read More …

Being Teen Online

Zone Alarm recently posted an important infographic: The Secret Life of the Online Teenager.  While more than 4 in 5 teens use social media and more than 95% of all teens are confident in their ability to stay safe online, the details of their online behavior offer parents, educators and other caring adults reasons to monitor the online actions of teens.  More specifically, 69% openly reveal their physical locations 32% of teen girls and 24% of teen boys chat with strangers 28% download Read More …

An Honesty Experiment

Are certain groups of people more honest than other groups?  Honest Tea sought to answer that question via a 30 city experiment designed to test people's honesty.  They sold their drinks at the price of $1 per bottle at unmanned pop-up stores then published the results as the National Honesty Index. The interactive National Honesty website allows users to view information about and compare different groups.  For example, the image at right appeared when I compared urban dwellers to Read More …