Skip to comments.Billy Graham, Tim Tebow Among 'The 100 Most Trusted People in America
Posted on 05/09/2013 2:13:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Reader's Digest magazine has revealed its survey results for "The 100 Most Trusted People in America," which features actor Tom Hanks at the top of the list. Also included among those whom Americans find most trustworthy are the Rev. Billy Graham, former President Jimmy Carter and NFL player Tim Tebow.
"To understand how our trust instinct shapes our culture, we compiled a list of over 200 American opinion shapers and headline makers from 15 highly influential professions. Then we polled a nationally representative sample of over 1,000 American adults, asking them to rank each person based on trustworthiness," explains the publication.
Despite the television and movie personalities that dominate the list, the survey found that Americans tend to trust more than anyone else their doctors (77 percent), spiritual advisers (71 percent) and their children's teacher (66 percent). However, those results, which were the three highest scores on the poll, were excluded from "The 100 Most Trusted People in America" list "to focus on the public figures who resonated with everyone," according to the magazine.
Hanks, known for memorable roles in "Forest Gump," "Saving Private Ryan" and the popular Pixar series "Toy Story," is the no. 1 most trusted figure in America, which means he ranks high in integrity and character, honesty, leadership and other criteria considered by survey respondents who were asked to rank each figure on a scale of 1 (not at all trustworthy) to 5 (extremely trustworthy).
"The poll results were fascinating, fun and shocking. We trust because it feels good, but putting our faith in the wrong place often carries a high price," said Reader's Digest editor-in-chief and chief content officer Liz Vaccariello. "While the list showed what Americans think about those they see regularly in the news, on television and in movies, our poll also revealed that we put our trust in do-gooders, that tweets do not always equal trust, and that we trust people we know more than anyone famous."
The trust poll, done with the help of research firm The Wagner Group, is featured in the June issue of Reader's Digest and also on the magazine's website. The survey results can be viewed here on the Reader's Digest website.
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Actor Denzel Washington - No. 3
First lady Michelle Obama - No. 19
Retired NFL coach Tony Dungy - No. 21
Former President Jimmy Carter - No. 24
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell - No. 32
NFL player Tim Tebow - No. 40
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey - No. 59
President Barack Obama - No. 65
SEE HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF MOST TRUSTED PEOPLE IN AMERICA:
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I’m sorry. But any fool that lists Jimmy Carter as ‘most trusted’...
can’t be trusted.
You should see the names on this list:
MR Obama??? “YOU LIE!!!”
This looks like a People Magazine poll.
101 click throughs on the Reader’s Digest just to see each name? F** that, I refuse to give them that many web hits.
What’s the list already???
Yes, low IQ voters.
See the link on Post #4 above.
My thoughts - they must have polled only the people on the two coasts.
And her quote Reader's Digest quote is "Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward."
Purely Orwellian/Stalinist. Revise the historical timeline. What difference does it make?
Maurey Dowdy at #98.
Tina Fey at #89. Hell, the low information voters gave more ears to her phony quotes while impersonating Sarah Palin than they did to the genuine article. And that makes her TRUSTWORTHY? O’RLY?
As I peruse the list, I see a lot of names people may know from talk shows and the morning news-infotainment shows but not much real gravitas.
What if they were to discover that the news people lie to them daily?
I see the no longer closeted Anderson Cooper at 50.
Miss “the drugged double sodomy of a 13 year old isn’t rape rape” and “the Apollo 11 landings were a fake” Whoopi Goldberg at 46.
Really? These people are credible? With whom? Whoopi Goldberg isn’t even her real name!
Noam Chomsky at 20??? How many of those polled also subscribe to the Daily Worker?
This poll is rigged. I don’t believe it. Only the most ardent leftists would even know who Noam Chomsky (Khmer Rouge apologist) is, let alone making him #20 on this phony list. The RD has become another left-wing rag.
Also, this poll glorifies Hollywood, the Vatican of the left.
...”What it means is that he is very widely read across disciplines and that his work is used by researchers across disciplines,” said Theresa A. Tobin, the Humanities Librarian who checked the numbers.
“In fact,” she added, “it seems that you can’t write a paper without citing Noam Chomsky.”
Hmm, 0moslem has an interesting palm. I wish someone who knew more would look at it. He’s got the strangest looking life line I’ve ever seen, almost a “re-do”. Starts and then stops very short, and then a second line above it. Also his intelligence is not the practical kind at alll but veers into chaotic and creative (used in his case for pathological lying) and has a suicidal/mentally off the cliff tinge,
From what very little I know.
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