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Billy Graham, Tim Tebow Among 'The 100 Most Trusted People in America
Christian Post ^ | 05/092013 | Nicola Menzie

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billygraham; christians; timtebow; top10

1 posted on 05/09/2013 2:13:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Some names featured on "The 100 Most Trusted People in America" list include:

Actor Denzel Washington - No. 3

The Great Debaters
(Photo: MGM Distribution Company)
Denzel Washington stars in The Weinstein Company's 'The Great Debaters.' The movie opens nationwide on Dec. 25.


First lady Michelle Obama - No. 19

Michelle Obama
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama claps as she arrives at a Team USA athletes breakfast in London July 27, 2012.


Retired NFL coach Tony Dungy - No. 21

Tony Dungy
(Photo: AP Images / Michael Conroy)
In this file photo, Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy speaks after the announcement that he will retire in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009.


Former President Jimmy Carter - No. 24

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
(Photo: AP Images / Tara Todras-Whitehill, File)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem, Monday, June 15, 2009.


Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell - No. 32

Colin Powell, former Secretary of State of the United States, speaks at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul in this Oct/ 17, 2007 file photo.
(Photo: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won)
Colin Powell, former Secretary of State of the United States, speaks at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul in this Oct/ 17, 2007 file photo.

NFL player Tim Tebow - No. 40

Tim Tebow
(Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow arrives for the Inaugural National Football League Honors at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 4, 2012.


Media mogul Oprah Winfrey - No. 59

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren and Oprah Winfrey appear in the Jan. 13 episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass."
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Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren and Oprah Winfrey appear in the Jan. 13 episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass."


 President Barack Obama - No. 65

obama
(Photo: Reuters/Larry Downing)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, April 30, 2013.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 2:15:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

SEE HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF MOST TRUSTED PEOPLE IN AMERICA:

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/readers-digest-trust-poll-the-100-most-trusted-people-in-america/


3 posted on 05/09/2013 2:16:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

EVERYONE ON ONE PAGE:

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/readers-digest-trust-poll-the-100-most-trusted-people-in-america/?v=print


4 posted on 05/09/2013 2:17:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sorry. But any fool that lists Jimmy Carter as ‘most trusted’...

can’t be trusted.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 2:17:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You should see the names on this list:

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/readers-digest-trust-poll-the-100-most-trusted-people-in-america/?v=print


6 posted on 05/09/2013 2:18:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

MR Obama??? “YOU LIE!!!”


7 posted on 05/09/2013 2:19:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
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8 posted on 05/09/2013 2:19:48 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind
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9 posted on 05/09/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

This looks like a People Magazine poll.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by Ax
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To: SeekAndFind

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???


11 posted on 05/09/2013 2:23:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ax

Yes, low IQ voters.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 2:24:25 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: a fool in paradise

See the link on Post #4 above.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Ax

My thoughts - they must have polled only the people on the two coasts.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 2:27:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
#51 Hillary Clinton:

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?

15 posted on 05/09/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

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?


16 posted on 05/09/2013 2:47:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 3:14:58 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Ge0ffrey

Also, this poll glorifies Hollywood, the Vatican of the left.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Ge0ffrey

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/1992/citation-0415.html

...”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.”


19 posted on 05/09/2013 3:21:57 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SeekAndFind; Fred Nerks; Jyotishi

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.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 3:32:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Maybe they’ve Photoshopped a fake palm on his hand. A lot of information about the guy has been manufactured or covered up.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 3:50:15 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

I sort of doubt they’d do that since most people don’t believe in palmistry, but you’re right, almost everything about his “life” is manufactured.

Putin has utterly criminal hands, very interesting hands.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 4:15:11 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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