SciAm poll on trustiworthiness

/ 17 November 2010

So this is not so surprising — particularly given my own church’s current leadership — but it’s still rather depressing. When Scientific American asks its readers: “whom do you typically trust to provide accurate information about important issues in society?” religious authorities rank lower than anyone else — lower even than companies and elected officials. This was an international poll of over 21,000 people. There’s other interesting data in this survey, check it out.