It is said that honesty is the best policy but it seems not everyone agrees.
Researchers have found that people's truthfulness varies significantly between countries, with Britons and the Japanese scoring highest for morality and China and Turkey having the poorest scores.
In a series of tests, people were also asked to rate which country they believed to be the most deceitful with Greece, unfairly, topping the list.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) quizzed 1,500 people from 15 countries in an online survey, which involved two experiments designed to measure honest behaviour.They wanted to find out whether people from different countries were more or less honest and how this related to a country's economic development.
The countries studied included Brazil, China, Greece, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, the US, Argentina, Denmark, the UK, India, Portugal, South Africa, and South Korea.
Firstly, participants were asked to flip a coin and state whether it landed on 'heads' or 'tails'. They knew if they reported that it landed on heads, they would be rewarded with $3 (￡2) or $5 (￡3.50).
Great Britain 英国
South Africa 南非
South Korea 南非