These are the most trusted people in America?

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Reader’s Digest put out its annual list of the “100 Most Trusted People in America” based on feedback from over 1,000 randomly surveyed people. The list seeks to “discover which individuals and the ideals they represent have earned our confidence” this year.

“Here’s something,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Now, this is coming from Reader’s Digest. So I mean, you know, like you’re going to put any stock in Reader’s Digest at this point. Reader’s Digest just put a new poll out: 100 Most Trusted People in America. Hear me: Most trusted people in America, the 100.”

So who is the most trusted person in America today? Well, none other than Tom Hanks.

Yes, that’s right. Tom Hanks is considered the most trustworthy person in the United States.

And who’s number two on the list? Naturally, its Tom Hanks’ co-star in the critically panned movie Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close, Sandra Bullock.

“I don’t trust Sandra Bullock that it’s going to be a good movie,” Glenn joked. “For every The Blind Side, there is a Speed 2.”

Moving down the list, the Hollywood love affair continues with Denzel Washington coming in at number three and Meryl Streep at number four.

“I mean, who did they call,” Glenn asked. “Only Hollywood agents?”

“Look. I mean, the people who are winning are actors, and their job is to play someone they’re not,” Stu observed. “Their job is to lie to you convincingly!”

“Obviously they are doing a good job of it,” Pat quipped.

From the media world, ABC News’ Robin Roberts faired the best, ranking twelfth on the list. Other journalists and personalities include, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper, George Stephanopoulos, Oprah Winfrey, and Scott Pelley.

“No way,” Pat said in reaction to Pelley making the cut.

Fox News Channel, the most watched cable news channel in the country, only managed to get just one person – Shepard Smith – on the list. And Shep is ranked 100th.

“The most popular news network gets one [person],” Stu said.

“And the most watched in America, Bill O’Reilly, not on it,” Pat added. “Come on now.”

Other notable names to make the list include First Lady Michelle Obama, who is ranked at number 19. Meanwhile, Communist sympathizer Noam Chomsky is number 20.

“America, if we didn’t have other things to do, I’d love to take a real poll and just ask people cold: Who do you trust,” Glenn said. “I wonder… is there anyone out there that you trust? I can’t put a list together. Come up with five names of people you trust. We should do that tomorrow on the show.”

“Tell us the five names of people that you really trust,” Glenn concluded. “I don’t know if I could come up with five.”

See the full list of winners HERE.

  • landofaahs

    I’m the most trustworthy person I know because I know myself better than I know anyone else.  I know what I am capable of.  Everyone else is suspect except for God of course.

  • landofaahs

    Ton Hanks is a liberal hack.  He has an innocent looking face kinda like that little scumbag bomber from Boston.  Looks mean nothing to people with brains but dummies fall for looks all the time.  It is one of the constants in life.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Remember, to the Democrat Socialists, image is more important than substance: hence the world of entertainment and media excitement is a key component to their attempts at taking over the nation as a whole.

    May God have mercy on their souls.

    • Jeffrey Montgomery

      I’m hoping He gives them what they deserve…

      Why grant mercy to those who don’t want it, never ask for it, and to be totally fair, don’t deserve it?  That’s like giving the president $10 because you found it in the washing machine after you did your laundry, and don’t know where it came from, so figure “why NOT just give it to the most “generous” man around?”

      May as well flush it down the toilet for all the good it would do in his hands… 

      Now mind you… I want fairness, and God’s nothing but fair.  He won’t give anyone less than they deserve… I daresay I earned my fair share of His wrath… but to ask for mercy for these people?

      “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do” doesn’t apply here… they know EXACTLY what they’re doing.

      • Crystal Stoddard

         Here is the thing about mercy – it is given to those who don’t deserve it and who may not even want it but it is given by the person who chooses to be more honorable than the person who receives it.  God gives everyone one of us what we don’t deserve, Grace.

        And the people who hung Jesus thought they knew what they were doing too.  Only he knew that they didn’t know.

        I am not saying you can’t judge people by their character and actions, but also know that hurting and stupid people hurt people by doing and saying stupid things.  You can of course choose to either let those people around you, or you can “edit” them from your life.  YOU have the power, whether they agree about it or not.

  • Sam Fisher

    Oh look propaganda from the liberal media. Out of 100 people only three that is not liberal.

  • Anonymous

    This country is becoming really really bad with glorifying Hollywood actors.

    • Anonymous

      Life is like a box of chocolates……

      • GoneFishing

         But I didn’t get the box I ordered…is it returnable?

      • sharinite

         The box of chocolates I have don’t have any thing disgusting…so, my box is fine…the others?  Hmmm

  • Janice Bailey-Herrell

    If I could come up with 5 none of them would be in any way connected to Hollywood.  Now I understand better why Obama is still in the White House. 

    • sharinite

       You just figuring that out Janice? 

  • Anne Crawford

    Actually Glenn, I can come up with 15 – at the top of the list is Thomas S. Monson :)

  • Cassidy

    Tom Hanks is an obama ass kisser. Not to be trusted.

  • oldgreyhairedlady

    They sure didn’t call me, but then they wouldn’t have wanted to hear my choices!

  • Phyllis Bickham

    Of any one, I would trust you and Mike Huckabee the most.  At least you and he tell it like it is and you all make us look for the facts on our own.  Maybe that is part of the problem, everyone is to lazy to dig up the dirt and keep putting it in front of the people and the people are to lazy to go beyond the end of their nose and use their mind for a change.

  • Nathair /|

     Let’s see, five Americans I trust who would show up on the first page of search engine hits:
    Thomas S. Monson
    John Michael Greer
    Daniel C. Peterson
    Ron Paul
    Dallin H. Oaks

  • Russell Calkins

    Dear Glenn,

    I trust my Mother (dead), My Father, My 2 Sisters and Jesus.  My personal top 5.

  • Anonymous

    Tom Hanks is trusted for what. A good blow job. sorry he pretends to be someone else for a living TRUSTED 

  • Todd Clemmer

    Anyone alive in the last 5 decades can understand why this is.

  • Douglas Bishop

    There are a few people I trust, but I will have a really difficult time coming up with 100.

  • Bill Cosner

    I trust Me Myself A
    and I and my wife and my son

  • Peter Daniel Heerschap

    George W. Bush
    Bill O’Reilly
    Tim Tebow
    Sarah Palin

  • Patsy H McManus

    This says a great deal about Americans in general who are pitifully ignorant when it comes to many issues such as the economical condition of our country, the flagrant dishonesty of the current white house administration, and the state of foreign affairs…Needless to say, this list tells it all. 

  • Pat Sherman

    fixed to make obamas goverment look good. is sickening.  america isgone. what we have now is obamas playground. and  illegal habitat.

  • Anonymous

    Billy Graham comes to mind. 94 years olds and no scandals. Nothing short of a miracle these days.

    • Sandy Caruso

      Same with Mitt Romney. He has more integrity in his little finger than Hanks ever thought of having.

      • sharinite

         What makes you think integrity is something Hans and his ilk know anything about?

  • Earl Cote

    As Ronald Reagan always said…….. ” Trust……………………………………………..but verify”

  • Sargonarhes

    At least Clint Eastwood was on the list. That’s the high point of it, it’s pretty much down hill from there. Hanks is just another moron. I don’t trust him at all.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know that Readers Digest had fallen so low…

  • Wm Reed

    My top five
    1. My God, probably not what you think.
    2. My Dad, the most honest man I’ve ever known.
    3. My Mom, cause she would never do anything to hurt me
    4. My Sister, because I owe her and it wouldn’t matter
    5. Glenn Beck, because for some reason I like what he has to say
    6. My 9mm, .22×3, 30-30, 30-06, and all the clips and ammo they can hold, this is what I’m reduced to. Not even one friend on that list. It’s a terrible time we live in, but I am in this life for My family, not yours, sorry.

  • heynorm48

    Other than my family and my close friends, I trust no one else. (God being the exception.). 

  • Brandon Shinault

    1. Glenn Beck
    2. Ron Paul
    3. Adam Kokesh
    That’s it. Any scientist, philosopher, or other politician I know, I don’t trust, or only do so much as to say, they are out for their agenda. I trust Bill O’reilly, to say his conservative stuff, but don’t like him. I trust a lot of people, without liking them, because I feel they are die hard’s in their cause. It’d be easier to list people dead that I trust.
    1. Frederick Douglass
    2. Henry David Thoreau
    3. Ralph Wald Emerson
    4. Malcolm X (don’t judge lest you’ve read his autobiography)
    5. Christopher McCandless
    And if non- Americans count: Voltaire, H.G. Wells, Tolstoy, Chekov, Dostoevsky.  

  • Anonymous

    The only people I trust are the Marines I lost in Vietnam!

  • Nancy J. Britt

    i kinda think they should wype that lste clean and start another one. how bout glenn beck for starters

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck, Joyce Meyer, Marilyn Hickey, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul….

    • Sandra Krytus

      Good start, but Joyce Meyer has left her first calling and joined the ranks of the “profit gospel”, serve God for rewards. Add Leo Giovinetti (

  • Anonymous

    GOD, my husband, my mother, my father, and my brother.  Pretty easy for me.  I mean, we are talking about “people in America”, right?  I don’t understand why people idolize Hollywood’s elite.  I think people fall in love with the character and believe that’s how they are in real life…not so much. Now, there are some great actors/artists/journalists, etc… that actually are great people off screen or stage.  I just don’t understand why we aren’t applauding the military who we have entrusted to take care of our Country…how about the Doctors who are coming up with breakthrough technology that save lives (we trust them to do that)…what about a family who has adopted a child or two (a rigorous process of trust goes into adoption)??  The real trustworthy people are your family and GOD…period.  In my opinion, it’s not some Hollywood hotshot. How can you trust someone you have never met?  

  • Pamela Reeves Ricks

    GOD, my close family,  Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, George Bush, Mike Huckabee, Allen West, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin pretty much any conservative republican.

  • Anonymous

    must of just gotten hold of libs, because if I was asked that question, it would be 1 God 2 My husband 3 my father, 4 fox news, 5 O’reilly 6 Beck 7 Sen Cruz 8 Sen Scott, 9 The Five 10.Megan Kelly. 11, Huckabee. need I go on.

  • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

    When asked to choose people they trust, their top picks are persons with advanced training in the art of dissimulation. SMH 

  • Trinity Holmes

    In My book Readers Digest lost all relevance 20 years ago!!That is when I stopped my subscription to their magazine and Their Book club!

  • Lisa Sanders

    I can’t think of nearly that many either… Glenn Beck is at the # 1 spot, though, then Sean Hannity, and some of his guests… Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, and Dr. Ben Carson, Oliver North… these are SIX people I can come up with off the top of my head… My husband, Daryl Sanders is probably really the number ONE position, but he isn’t well known….

  • Wm Reed

    A lot of people are saying O’reilly. Sorry about your luck but that man is a puppet of the system too. Don’t be fooled by him.

  • Annie Ransom

    Ok, remember this is reader digest.  Mostly older people who have opted out of the “bad” things that are happening.  They watch tv all day, movies and talk shows.  This does NOT represent the politically or even socially active in America.

  • Anonymous

    Billy Graham, The new Pope “Frances”.  Well that’s two.   Most not trusted would be the list you had in your article – top of the list Michelle Obama.   Glenn I trust you to tell us the Whole Truth.

  • Meredith DePercy Moreland

    I kind of trust Rush Limbaugh and Alton Brown… that’s all I can do for now. I may need more time.I have read to put your faith in God and not man… so.. that may be why we can’t think of a real person we can honestly say we trust.

    Maybe they could put together a list of people we DON’T trust… I suspect it would read the same.

  • Meredith DePercy Moreland

    Maybe they could put together a list of people we DON’T trust… I suspect it would read the same.

  • Sparky_1947

    Jesus, my wife, myself. Rush……………..Glenn…………………….

  • Anonymous

    I trust my mom, my husband, my pastor and his wife and my sister.  Beyond that – I don’t trust any politician to do what is best for the US because they are most interested in their own preservation and will through America under the bus if needed.  I trusted Ronald Reagan to do the right thing or at least he cared about all American’s not just his party.  Those who voted in Actors and Actresses I would ask, why?  In what way would you trust them?  Do they trust Tom Hanks to remain faithful to his wife, do they trust him to help them in some way?  What authority does Tom Hanks or Sandra Bullock have?  This tells you how out of touch the American people really are.

  • Meredith DePercy Moreland

    I have read to put your faith in God and not man… so.. that may be why we can’t think of a real person we can honestly say we trust.

  • Wolftech

    The list is automatically invalid due to the inclusion of Hillary Clinton and Barack 0bama.

  • Kathy Kish Watson

    As in the movie, “The Italian Job” – Donald Sutherland and Charlize Theron both said, “I trust everyone, it’s the devil inside them I don’t trust.” — words from Hollywood – but great words

  • Anonymous

    That is why I stopped buying Readers’ Digest. 

    • greywolfrs

      At one time, Readers Digest was a good Mag. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

  • Michael Swift Ryan

    Reader’s Digest lost its edge in the 1980s.  Now it’s just a mass media Statist propaganda outlet.  I am only surprised that people like Glenn seemingly think the list even ‘tries’ to be authentic and accurate.

  • Kurt Cook

    I trust 11 people in my  life- my Lord Jesus Christ, my parents, my brother, my sister, my wife, my pastor, my across-the-street neighbor, my guitar teacher, my sensei, and my barber. That’s it. end of list. Even i admit I’m far too trusting.

  • NoPantsRequired

    The top 20 are all BIG LIBs, other than Clint.

  • Aaron Sallee

    #1 for me Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty)

  • Amanda Hayes

    I trust my weatherman, Gary England. In a poll done here in OK they said the people we trust most and look to in times of crises is our weathermen. Which makes sense given we have tornadoes here. 

  • Andy Thompson

    Well Glenn, Its shocking but its not. One of the problems social media professionals have with surveys nowadays, especially Facebook surveys, is the sample. Companies and people like to say that a survey on Facebook is unbiassed, random and therefore public opinion. That notion cant be further from the truth. Let me show you.

    Keep in mind readers digest said this survey was random, but there are inherent biasses with Facebook surveys like this. Take a look at their community: 
    This shows over 1.2 million likes, the most popular city is in the Philippines and the core demographic is between 18-24.

    Is this really the American public opinion as RD suggests? Well, maybe the public opinion of the Philippines. 

    So, they could have distributed the survey one of a few ways.
    1. On their page to their fans.
    2. Purchased branded ads.
    3. Purchased unbranded ads.

    If the survey was distributed on their page to their fans, clearly the survey was not random, completely biassed, and reflects the ideals of their community-the Philippines, not American public opinion as it would suggest. I’m totally ok with Philippinos trusting Tom Hanks and Actors over our country and business leaders. I might respond the same about them.

    If the survey was distributed through branded advertisements where they say “this is an RD survey”, then there is inherent bias for a few reasons:
    1. We just established those attracted to RD on Facebook aren’t even this country, so its not random nor is it at all public opinion.
    2. Typically, if it is branded, the fanpage will request a like at the beginning or the end of the survey, and here we go again, Philipinos. ETC.

    If the ad of the survey is unbranded then we have to look at those they targeted in the campaign they bought. It is not random. Either the distributor will pick the audience etc or Facebook will pick it. If Facebook picks the audience, which is designed for ads not random surveys, it will pick an audience that will produce the most likely clicks- PHILIPPINOS. 

    And if course if they just said here is a survey our fans will lead a grassroots effort, it is still going to go out to those that are friends of RD Facebook fans. Either way those attracted to RD on Facebook are not going to be a true reflection of American public opinion. 

    The same thing goes with any Facebook page, wether its Mitt Romney or Pizza Hut. Nothing is random on Facebook. The target audience will be attracted to what it likes, those that don’t like it simply wont participate. Therefore there are inherent biasses. The public needs to recognize that about the internet and social media. Social media tools for public opinion have inherent biasses, and thats just the end of it. If the demographics of those that participated in the survey are considered there will be patterns that prove the survey to be biassed. It happens every time with social surveys.

  • Robert Baber

    Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and my living God, That rounds out my top three, then my wife, my pastor (Pastor Tommy Bates) would finish my list. I guess I’m not worldly enough to trust the actors, media pundits, politicians or any of the rest of them.

  • Lauren Beaty

    my family!!! anyone and everyone else at this point is suspect. Our politicians lie, movies and tv are just stories, and the news has been no better, so my family is who I trust.

  • Lynn McPeak

    Billy Graham.  He would be my first choice.  After that would be my close family and church leaders.  Pretty much done there.  Frightening,isnt it?

  • Carolyn Ansell

    I trust very few people, I trust my spouse, my mom, my in-laws, and my close family. I have no need to trust anyone else. God is my main stay and I can trust that He will protect me and to be honest, that is the most important anyway.

  • Drew

    Me, myself, and I are the first 3 that come to mind.

  • Anonymous

    My five: Thomas S Monson, Henry B Eyring, Dallin Oaks, Mitt Romney, Bill O’Reilly

  • Anonymous

    Hey Glenn, I can’t think of anyone I trust anymore.  What little trust I had is gone.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Glenn, I wasn’t able to keep my supper down after reading that list.  

  • greywolfrs

    1. Tim Thomas
    2. Ron Paul

    There it is…

  • Rose Ingram

    Billy Graham would be # 1,,.I would have to think real hard to come up with 4  more!

  • Anna Mayville

    I have 5 that I trust because they’re music has had a huge impact on my life.

    1. Austin Carlile (from Of Mice And Men)2. Jaime Preciado (from Pierce The Veil)
    3. Vic Fuentes (also from Pierce The Veil)
    4. Matty Mullins (from Memphis May Fire)
    5. Travis Clark (from We The Kings)

  • alumin

    There use to be a military motto that is applicable: “In God we trust, All others…we monitor”.
    These days under Obama – it probably isn’t around anymore because HE is playing God.
    But it’s a great motto and I believe in it.
    Tom Hanks???..please! How disgusting and depressing!

  • Ann Curry

    Tom Hanks.  Are you kidding me?  No wonder we have Obama as President…  Good grief.

  • Ann Curry

    Tom Hanks.  Are you kidding me?  No wonder Obama got re-elected!  Good grief!

  • Rebecca Christman

    Who do I trust? God, myself and my husband. Not a star or a politician in the bunch!

  • Elena

    Just stamp “VACANCY” across the forehead of Americans!

  • Colin Sawyer

    How would most common people know some of the people in the top 15?


    Hmm – This is harder than I thought it would be. I can’t come up with five, but most of the people that I totally trust are my closest friends – no politicians – maybe Denzel Washington and I think maybe Billy Graham and Ellen DeGeneres. At the very top of the list is God, no question. Oops, I hear the drones! This country is so messed up it’s unbelievable!!

  • Jennifer Goff

    This a joke right?  Tom Hanks, lordy Hollywookie shouldn’t even be part of a poll they are frightened to step out of line, they go right along with food stamp receivers who spend their money on beer and even getting their false nails put on, right before they get into late model Mercs’  as I witnessed today, the salon would not accept the food stamps which caused much upset for the  ‘client’

  • John Petry

    three people of my top five would be penn jillette, ron paul and rand paul.I’d have to think about 2 more.

  • Julie Crump-Shipley

    Mine would be Joseph Farah founder of WND and Molotov Mitchell also of WND A( and the original For The Record btw), Chuck Norris,Glen Beck and my Pastor Troy Brewer from big-time Joshua,Texas!!

  • tom

    OK, firstly, Fox News is not the most watched news network. It’s the most watched CABLE news network.
    The most popular show on Fox News—the O’Rielly Factor— gets five million viewers on a good night. That’s big, no doubt—- blows CNN and MSNBC away, but it’s not nearly as big as the nightly news of ABC, CBS, and NBC.

    This is the average nightly viewers for the big three of ABC, CBS, and NBC during the first quarter of 2013.
    ABC: 8.2 million
    CBS: 7.0 million
    NBC: 9.1 million

  • Kathleen Marion

    The first 20 made my stomach turn if I look at more I will vomit. How about Billy Graham, Alan Keys, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz? I could name more, but my question is who the heck did they ask, and who made up the list to choose from in the first place? I cry foul and rigged!

  • Anonymous

    You warned me and boy were you right! I am depressed! I could come up with a fairly substantial list, most people would not recognize their names. Tommy, Dieter and Henry top the list.

  • galf

    Public Figures:

    1. Bill O’Reilly
    2. Glenn Beck
    3. Mike Huckabee
    4. John Stossel
    5. Charles Krauthammer

  • Anonymous

    Mitt Romney is way more trustworthy than that impersonator in charge Barack oblaimo.

  • Gene Browning

    Who do I trust?  Condaleesa Rice, Rand Paul, Pat Robertson, my son Andrew, my boss Harry.

  • suz

    trebek’s canadian — they have a european sensibility so it’s no stretch that he’d want to stay w/mom until he married.

    socialism does that to ya.

  • suz

    judging from these names you guys are reading off, i suspect this list was analyzed by the elites to show people:  THIS IS HOW YOU SHOULD TRUST PEOPLE IN RELATION TO EACH OTHER.  for instance, clarence thomas coming after bho — this says it all.  it’s not a real list.

  • Fleur

    Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul, Glenn Beck, Paul Rand, Condoleezza Rice, Sarah Palin, and maybe Bruce Willis.

  • Fleur

    and maybe Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama.. maybe….

  • Robert Akee

    Why didn’t they just combine ALL NBC employees together… that would be the first 50. 

  • Jackie Caselman-Wells

    why are Americans such celebrity worshippers?! Are we really that lame?

  • Jordan Olling

    If you asked a bunch of people “Who(m) do you trust?”, wouldn’t most of them say something like “my mom and dad”?

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    to the cast in the radio
    show- Trust could also be another way.

    And this is my top 5 most
    trusted ppl in the us:

    1. Bil Clinton- I trust him
    that he can stupid things ( mostly becouse of his age).
    2. I trust Obama that he’d give to arabs weapon and armor.
    3. I trust Martha Stwert that the cakes she bakes are tasty
    4. i trust a prison guard ( no spesific man). if i won’t trust him, the crime in the streets will rise)
    5. lady gaga- for peeking up outregeous outfits.

  • Anonymous

    Is this an OXYMORON?

  • MaRiNuS ScHuNcK

    # 1 Glenn Beck #2 Sean Hanity  

  • mdkrause

    Readers Digest has been a bought and paidfor Liberal left magazine for sometime now. Sad how there is just no honesty anymore in the media. Sad but True.
    The end really must be near
    Good is evil
    Evil is good
    God is spit on
    Hollywood is worshipped

  • John Elliott

    Five public figures that I trust? Walter Williams, Glenn Beck, Greg Hunter … those are 3. There might be others, but those are the people that I follow regularly.

  • John Elliott

    Walter Williams, Greg Hunter and Glenn are the people that I follow regularly. You could add Bill O’Reilly to that list, I suppose. That’s four. I’d have to really scour the web to find another public figure that I trust.

  • Anonymous

    “And the most watched in America, Bill O’Reilly, not on it,” That just means that people watch Bill O’Reilly, but it doesn’t mean they trust him. I watch Bill O’Reilly because I can’t believe that level of ignorance exists. 

  • Crystal Burleson

    That’s exactly why I don’t take RD anymore. I was a customer for many, many years until they started changing from a family-friendly mag to their pushing of the liberal agenda. Not for me! They keep trying to get me back with “special” offers, free copies, etc.; but no way!

  • Roberta Robinson

    to be honest I cant think of any  people in leadership role that I trust the most or least, I take everything I hear and see I take with a grain of salt. i do my own research and many times I still am not sure of whatever I am doing research on. now if you speak of people in general I say my hubby tops the list and Jehovah tops even him as my soverign ruler and friend. I have a few friends I care about and trust. that pretty much covers it, I won’t name my friends because I don’t want to violate their privacy.

  • Anonymous

    People live in a make believe world and rather than face facts they turn to Hollywood. Wake up do something there’s more to life then daydreaming.

  • Anonymous

    People live in a make believe world and would rather turn to Hollywood then face the fact’s.How can anyone  trust in people they know by the part they play in movies. Wake up and do something.

  • Michelle Leach McMillen

    My list would include: Sandy Rios, Billy Graham, Kirk Cameron, Ted Cruz, S. Truett Cathy

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck. Billy Graham.

  • Sam Enbar
  • Brian Krysz

    Where was Barrack Hussein ?

    • michael fahey

      On the golf golf course, tirelessly working on his jobs program.

  • michael fahey

    Ellen DeGeneres- I would rank her high. I don’t have to agree with her, but I believe she is honest, has self respect and has morals. 

    Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper, George Stephanopoulos- THEY CANNOT BE ON THE LIST. They lie every day when they fail to report the Kermitt Gosnell trial. They consciously choose to NOT report it because they don’t want to GO AGAINST ABORTION RIGHTS. They show they DO HAVE their own agenda.

    Who is Scott Paley?

  • sharinite

    Goes to clearly show who they votes come from:  ignorant, uneducated, illegals and progressives….(that also includes the “entitled” class)….but I ask you, why does Ironman
    get $700 million and the other faux movies get nothing….lousy poll…nothing interesting…let’s all move move along

  • Sam Sham

    Five people I do not know personally that I trust?  Let’s see…

    Clarence Thomas,
    Mark Levin,
    Sarah Palin,
    Pope Francis,
    and, of course,
    Glenn Beck.

  • Anonymous

    Can you EVER really trust an actor? You might never know when they are acting. 

  • Anonymous

    BARNEY the purple brainwashing dragon

  • Anonymous

    I can go through my neighborhood and find 100 regular Conservative Republicans that are more trustworthy then any Democrat mentioned on this biased hate filled list that readers digest just mentioned! readers digest just made it to the garbage can!

  • Lisa Tyler

    Of those you mentioned, I’d place Billy Graham at the top of that list. I’ll try to think about it some more.

  • Anonymous


    Put your trust in “no-man” & only trust in the Lord Jesus Christ & you’ll be just fine.

  • Lamonte McClung

    Ironic that Hillary Clinton,
    who lied again and again about the terrorist attack in Benghazi and the murders
    of the US Ambassador and of US Servicemen, is pictured on the same page of
    Reader’s Digest article, “THE MOST TRUSTED PEOPLE IN AMERICA,” (Cover Story,
    June 2013 issue), with these two quotations on lying and loss of public


    “I’m not upset that you lied
    to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  Friederich Nietzsche


    “If you once forfeit the
    confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and
    esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you
    can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the
    people all of the time.”  Abraham Lincoln


    Somewhat less ironic, two
    standup comedians were found more trustworthy than Hillary-three more trustworthy
    than the President.


  • Larsen Studios, LLC.

    Glenn, I can think of 3 people, and I can add another 12 to that. Hint, They are on TV twice a year in April and October.

  • Anonymous

    God, Scott Walker, Allen West, Rand Paul, Michelle Bachman, Ben Carson, Joel Osteen, Dinesh D’Souza, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Benjamin Netanyahu

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck, Billy Graham,John Hagee, David Barton and Pat Gray. These are the most trustworthy famous people in my opinion, Notice!  NO politicians.

  • Mercy Switzer

    Billy Graham, tobyMac(for those of you who don’t know, biggest Christian rock artist out there), Bill O’rielly, Glenn Beck, George W. Bush.

  • Shannon Graham

    Glenn Beck. Bill O’reilly. Any family member of Duck Dynasty. 

  • DJ Chameleon

    Am I the only person who thinks it is odd to use popularity of a news channel or number of viewers of an anchor as justification for being on this list. It is a list of most trustworthy celebrities, not most popular. Granted, some of the most trustworthy are also very popular but popularity doesn’t equal trustworthy. That is why there are a significant number of people on the list I’ve never heard of. 

    Rather than question the survey on the basis of liberal bias, perhaps we need to examine the list of celebrities they offered to the people taking the survey. Also, any survey with any pretense at scientific accuracy will include a margin of error. This is an amusing survey to read but has no more credibility than an online poll that makes no effort to accurately represent the views of all Americans. There are a significant number of conservative celebrities on the list so I don’t believe there was a liberal bias. The simple fact of the matter is that a high percentage of celebrities in all forms of mass media are liberal so by limiting the question to most trustworthy celebrities, inevitably there would be a majority of liberal celebrities on any list of this nature.

  • MudPuddleBunny

     I know that its passionate and bold, but please read…we’ve got to stop this sickness; together with God’s help.

  • Anonymous

    People got “trusted” confused with “like”.

  • Anonymous

    This survey was conducted by The Wagner Group Inc. Has anyone looked into who finances the Wagner Group Inc.? Could it be George Soros? Warren Buffett?

  • Jay Russell

    Readers Indigest has become another spewer of spliberal b.s.

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