The proportion of people who say they trust priests has fallen to its lowest recorded level.
About two thirds of those asked (65 per cent) said they trusted senior clerics to tell the truth, compared with a high of about 85 per cent in 1983.
The survey, conducted by Ipsos MORI as part of a long-running poll on trust in professions, found that politicians remained the least trusted of any group. Trust actually rose despite the sexual harassment allegations in parliament, however, with 20 per cent saying they could trust them, up from 17 per cent, and 22 per cent saying they trusted government ministers, up from 19 per cent in a poll before the scandal.
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SOURCE: The Times