Only half of Americans rate clergy as ethical

Daniel Burke of the Religious News Service writes about the new Gallup poll just out:

"What do nurses, soldiers, pharmacists, elementary school teachers, doctors, and police officers have in common?

Americans say they are all more ethical and honest than members of the clergy, according to a Gallup survey released Dec. 3.

Slightly more than half of Americans (53 percent) rate the moral values of priests, ministers and other clerics as "very high" or "high."

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