OH! I get to say something psychology related.
Maybe it has something to with Kohlbergs model of moral development?
Maybe stage 5 or 6 versus stage 4? Conventional vs. Post-Conventional
Stage 4 is
Stage 6 is(authority and social order obedience driven), it is important to obey laws, dictums and social conventions because of their importance in maintaining a functioning society. Moral reasoning in stage four is thus beyond the need for individual approval exhibited in stage three; society must learn to transcend individual needs. A central ideal or ideals often prescribe what is right and wrong, such as in the case of fundamentalism. If one person violates a law, perhaps everyone would—thus there is an obligation and a duty to uphold laws and rules. When someone does violate a law, it is morally wrong; culpability is thus a significant factor in this stage as it separates the bad domains from the good ones. Most active members of society remain at stage four, where morality is still predominantly dictated by an outside force]
So maybe a large portion of one's response to this question might be where they're at ? Personally, I believe at times it is alright to lie. Times could be some cited as the Nazis hunting Jews or whether my life is in danger like when my gf asks me if certain articles of clothing make certain body parts look large or small....(universal ethical principles driven), moral reasoning is based on abstract reasoning using universal ethical principles. Laws are valid only insofar as they are grounded in justice, and a commitment to justice carries with it an obligation to disobey unjust laws.
(Also, I do think status is a better word than stage for Kohlberg's model)