Tuesday, May 28, 2013


But Reader's Digest hired The Wagner Group to help find out who are the most trusted people in America.

Here are the basics and the results I found most interesting:
Reader's Digest compiled a list of more than 200 American opinion shapers, leaders and headline makers from 15 highly influential professions and presented it to more than 1,000 Americans, a representative sample of adults living in the United States, asking them to rank each name on how trustworthy they thought each individual was. Trustworthiness was determined by integrity and character, exceptional talent, drive to personal excellence, internal moral compass, message, honesty and leadership.
Fats Limbaugh isn't trusted much compared to other news/opinion people:
If you're a pundit, make 'em laugh. We take funny pundits more seriously than the straight ones. Witness Jon Stewart (36%) and Stephen Colbert (33%) outscoring more serious commentators such as Bill O'Reilly (30%), Chris Matthews (28%), and Rush Limbaugh (22%). 
Here are some of the news people who are more trusted than Fats:
Diane Sawyer (51%), Brian Williams (50%), Katie Couric (49%), Barbara Walters (50%), Anderson Cooper 48%), Oprah Winfrey (46%), George Stephanopoulos (47%), Scott Pelley (46%), Kelly Ripa (44%), Steve Harvey (44%), Savannah Guthrie (42%), and Matt Lauer (41%),

Fats' poor showing in this poll is oonsistent with what many other polls have reported.

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