Hugh: These are the Most Common Things Canadians Lie About
Written by Hugh Campbell on April 3, 2023
Whether it’s a small fib about why you were late or something much bigger, we’ve all told a few lies here and there. Generally speaking, people aren’t usually proud of lying to others, but it happens. Try to think of the last lie you told. What was it? Statistically speaking, it might have been about food. New research shows that the thing most Canadians have lied about is how much they enjoyed a home-cooked meal, with a third of people admitting to praising a meal they actually didn’t like. 24 percent of the public admitted to giving out a fake phone number or email address to someone they didn’t want to hear from, with women being more likely to do so than men. The third most common white lie is claiming to be “almost there” when the person is going to be significantly late. Personally, I’m surprised only 22% of people have admitted to that one. Rounding out the top five are falsely using a low phone battery as an excuse and not being truthful about how much money you make. Other things that made the list are lying to your spouse about how much something cost, whether or not you have a significant other, and how old you really are.