Do You Trust Your Pastor?


According to a recent Gallup poll, 48% of Christians trust members of the clergy.  This means that they have more trust in nurses, military officers, grade school teachers, medical doctors, pharmacists, and police officers.

Here is a brief summary:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the 16th consecutive year, Americans’ ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of 22 occupations finds nurses at the top of the list. More than eight in 10 (82%) Americans describe nurses’ ethics as “very high” or “high.” In contrast, about six in 10 Americans rate members of Congress (60%) and lobbyists (58%) as “very low” or “low” when it comes to honesty and ethical standards.

Read the entire report here.

Christianity Today puts the story in context here.