Monday is National Honesty Day. Here are some facts about the day, its creator and what it represents:
1 M. Hirsh Goldberg, a former press secretary to a Maryland governor and author of several books, is credited with creating the day after spending several years doing research for his 1991 book, "The Book of Lies: History's Greatest Fakes, Frauds, Schemes, and Scams."
2 Goldberg said he chose April 30 because the first day of the month, April Fools Day, celebrates lying, so he wanted to end the month with a focus on honesty.
3 During his research, Goldberg found that individuals lie up to 200 times a day, including white lies, lying by omission and fudging the truth.
4 Goldberg uses the day to give Honest Abe Awards to individuals, companies or groups acting in a particularly honest way during the previous year.
5 In the most recent Gallup poll of most honest professions, Americans ranked nurses as the most honest, while car salespeople, lobbyists and members of Congress held a three-way tie for the least honest.