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Poll Shows Americans Are More Likely to Trust Medical Professionals over Pastors

Christian Headlines - A new study has found that Americans' trust of pastors has reached a near all-time low point in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, while medical professionals are deemed more trustworthy.

In December, Gallup published its annual ratings of ethics poll where Americans were asked to rate the ethics of different occupational groups as very high, high, average, low or very low. The recent report looked at 15 occupational groups, including medical professionals, teachers, law enforcement, and more.

Medical professionals were at the top of the list of most trusted professions this year, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year.

Nurses topped the list as a record 89 percent of Americans gave them high or very high scores for their honesty, which was up from 85 percent in the previous year. Additionally, doctors went up 12 points to 77 percent, while pharmacists went up to 71 percent after a seven point increase.

Grade-school teachers were also given high marks for trustworthiness as many had to balance in-person and online learning throughout the...READ MORE

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