Why you should never trust a Mexican

Mexicans tell an average of four lies each day.

That is, in a nutshell, the conclusion of the most recent public opinion poll by Consulta Mitofsky, one of Mexico’s most prominent poll and research companies. The study, aptly named “La mentira cotidiana: una aceptada costumbre” (Our Daily Lie: An Accepted Custom) concludes Mexican men lie 4.2 times each day, while women “only” lie three times each day.

The reason? both men and women said they lie out of “dire need,” “to avoid problems,” or simply “for fun.” Of those who acknowledged telling lies, almost 62% said they lie to their friends; 34.9% to their partners; 33.1% to their colleagues; 24.3% to their bosses and 23.8% to their parents.

The survey, which took place in late January among 1,000 Mexican adults, has a margin of error of 1.8% … but what Mitofsky doesn’t say is: were they telling the truth?

9 thoughts on “Why you should never trust a Mexican

  1. I found your link on my blog and laughed “Why you should never trust a Mexican” that is a striking heading. As a woman from Mexican heritage (born in OHIO) I only knew my family and did not know that many other Mexicans. I can tell you from personal experience that with my family “YES” they do lie! Lies told were to avoid problems and I can’t say fun, but then again it was fun for them who do the lying.

    My family just didn’t like to tell the truth so as to not make waves, or as my mom would say. “Don’t upset the apple-cart” so just tell a white lie.

    Thanks for the laugh.

    I am attending The Ohio State University and am a non-traditional freshman student. I have had to set up a blog for a class and my topic is “Machismo” and its effect on Mexican women from the 1800’s.

    Again, thanks for the laugh.

    Yolanda Gelo

  2. Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for beginner blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  3. “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”- Mark Twain. That is about the stupid shit, I have ever heard. So suddenly every Mexican who ever lived is a dirty liar. I suppose whoever wrote this is some American crying about immigrants coming and taking jobs, land, etc. And what is sad is at least we know who we (Mexicans) know our history. Little lesson here guy at least we are immigrating peacefully, not like your ancestors when they founded America.

    1. I work with mexicans. They lie 10x more than the blog says. They also play dumb. They are a parasite and a plague. You idiots left mexico cause american is better,why make this like mexico. I honestly know they don’t understand common sense. You Mexicans dont understand you bring down quality in American life. I own a ranch and have employed hundreds. All lie and play stupid. They can’t remember yesterday its sad

      1. Cameron, if they are so bad, do not hire them. Employ Vietnamese. As to lies, check The Washington Post, they keep track of your government officials’ lies

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