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Woman’s Day/AOL Living Survey Finds 75% of Respondents Would Snoop Through Their Child’s E-mail or Cell Phone


Survey Also Finds Less Than Half of Those Surveyed Consider Themselves to be Very Honest

New York, NY . – An overwhelming majority of survey respondents admit they would snoop through their child’s (75%) and husband’s (67%) e-mail or cell phone, according to a new Woman’s Day/AOL Living Honesty Poll. The poll also revealed that only 48% of those surveyed consider themselves to be very honest in their daily life. The complete Honesty Poll results are featured in the October issue of Woman’s Day magazine, which hits newsstands today.

“We were surprised by some of these findings,” said Jane Chesnutt, Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day magazine. “Certain things are clearly black and white, but there are a lot of grey areas. It’s clear that what’s honest to one person is often dishonest to another--and vice versa"

Here are some additional highlighted findings from the Woman’s Day,, and AOL Living,, Honesty Poll:

• Forty percent (40%) surveyed said Tom Hanks is the celebrity they trust the most to do the right thing. Oprah Winfrey came in a close second (37%), followed by Bono (14%) and Angelina Jolie (9%).

• Sixty-eight percent (68%) said they would not alert the police if their child committed a non-violent act.

• More than three-quarters (76%) said they do not consider it dishonest to talk your way out of a speeding ticket.

• Sixty-two percent (62%) would leave a note if they dinged someone’s car, even if no one saw them do it.

• Sixty percent (60%) would not cheat on their taxes, even if they knew they could get away with it.

• Sixty-nine percent (69%) said they have called in sick to work when they really weren’t.

• More than half (68%) say that they have taken office supplies from their job instead of buying their own.

• Forty-six percent (46%) said they would tell a friend if they knew her husband was having an affair. Twenty-nine percent (29%) would confront the husband directly.

• Twenty-four percent (24%) admitted to cheating on their husbands.

The Woman’s Day/AOL Living Honesty Poll surveyed more than 2,000 men and women on AOL Health ( from May 15 - May 26, 2008.

The AOL Living network is one of the top three online destinations for women, with more than 16 million unique visitors, according to the July 2008 comScore MediaMetrix. The AOL Living network includes AOL Food,, AOL Health,, AOL Home,, ParentDish,, and,


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