New poll: only 32 per cent of Britain’s population believe clergy are trustworthy
RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – According to a new poll launched in Britain only 32 per cent of the population believe clergy are trustworthy.
The 2023 Ipsos Global Trustworthiness Index reveals that clergy rank in the bottom third of professions.
The most trustworthy of 18 professions listed, are doctors, scientists and teachers.
The least trustworthy are politicians.
Clergy / priests rank 11 out of 18 with only 27 per cent of those surveyed saying they are trustworthy.
British Religion in Numbers has published an analysis of the results which shows that in Britain, based on interviews with approximately 1,000 adults aged 21–74, clergy rank a little higher than the global average, with 32 per cent of Britons believing they are trustworthy.