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How many times a day does the average person lie?

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While the number of lies told by an individual during a day varies greatly, there have been scientific studies performed to get an accurate number. These studies indicate that the average individual lies more than 100 times a day.

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How many times a day does the average person lie?
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A study was published in the Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology about the act of lying. The experiment involved two strangers conversing with each other for 10 minutes, while their conversations were recorded. Although each subject believed they had been telling the truth, after reviewing the footage, the scientists found that 60 percent of all subjects lied within 10 minutes, and the average amount of lies during this time span was 2.92 per subject.

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