Reader's Digest Trust Poll: Denzel Washington, Robin Roberts Among America's 'Most Trusted' Celebs

05/09/2013 02:33 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2013
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When it comes to trust in America, Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou, and Robin Roberts have proven themselves to the public according to a recent poll conducted by Reader’s Digest.

This week the monthly magazine revealed their list of “100 Most Trusted People In America,” stemming from questioning more than 1,000 Americans in search of which public figures have earned their confidence based on “integrity, character, exceptional talent, drive to personal excellence, internal moral compass, message, honesty and leadership.”

Ranking highest in the polling was actor Tom Hanks (65% of votes), followed by Denzel Washington (62%), Robin Roberts (56%), Oprah Winfrey (46%), Steve Harvey (44%), Michelle Obama (53%), and President Obama (45%).

"The poll results were fascinating, fun and shocking,” Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief, Liz Vaccariello said in a press release. “We trust because it feels good, but putting our faith in the wrong place often carries a high price.”

"While the list showed what Americans think about those they see regularly in the news, on television and in movies, our poll also revealed that we put our trust in do-gooders, that tweets do not always equal trust, and that we trust people we know more than anyone famous."

Head over to Reader’s Digest to view its complete list of the “100 Most Trusted People In America.”

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