Only 52 Percent of Americans 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.

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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