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One in 10 consumers said they thought it was all right to exaggerate a claim as everyone did it, with a further 6 per cent saying they thought insurance companies could afford it.
One in 10 consumers believed it was all right to exaggerate a claim as "everyone did it".
All three groups are more likely now than they were in 2008 to believe the news media exaggerate the seriousness of the issue, including a sharp 19-point increase among independents.
We have to be careful as scientists that we present the facts and don't exaggerate things.
Nearly one in two Midland workers will exaggerate the truth when they make their job applications, according to research commissioned by HR consulting company Water for Fish.
Certain European countries artificially exaggerate figures with funds that do not represent new money for poor countries.
Vatican II also cautioned theologians and preachers to neither exaggerate nor understate Mary's significance lest they mislead not only Roman Catholics but other Christians as well.
Youngsters are now saying "Blairing it up"- meaning to exaggerate.
Both men and women indicated that men would be more likely to exaggerate about those behaviors traditionally associated with male mating strategies than those behaviors associated with female mating strategies.
The fact that the headlines were twice as likely as newspaper stories to moderately or highly exaggerate the claims made in the source science article (21% as compared to 11%) supports the general impression that headlines are more sensational and should be viewed with circumspection by the public.
He wanted "to exaggerate the essential and to leave the obvious vague" (3,2).