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Apparently you would! According to a Gallop poll, we find our nurses more trustworthy than our clergy. This from Christianity Today writer, Melissa Steffan:


The Seven People Americans Trust More Than Their Pastor

Gallup says only 52 percent give clergy high marks for honesty and ethics.

Who do people regard as the most honest and ethical person in their lives? New data from Gallup indicates that, for most Americans, the answer is not a pastor or clergyman; it’s a nurse or pharmacist.

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According to the poll, in which respondents rated the “honesty and ethical standards” of 22 different professions, 85 percent of Americans ranked nurses as “high/very high.” Nearly three-quarters of respondents said the same about pharmacists.

When it came to clergy, however, the response was less positive: Only 52 percent of respondents said clergy were highly honest.

However, this number is up 2 percent from similar data produced in 2009, which marked the lowest recorded level of public trust in clergy in 32 years.

Who do we trust least? Check it out here from Christianity Today!

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