Only 52 Percent of Americans Give Clergy High Marks for Honesty and Ethics

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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.

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.

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SOURCE: Christianity Today
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