Gallup released a poll yesterday marking the differences in levels of trust when compared to one’s political party. For example, 68% of Republicans trusted police officers, while only 44% of Democrats said the same.
When it came to members of the clergy, there was a similar differential:
Not too surprising, really. The Religious Right is intertwined with the GOP, so you would expect there to be a higher level of trust for clergy members in that party.
But here’s where it got interesting. When you parsed the numbers by age, only a third of people 18-34 said they trusted the clergy:
This is the effect of the Nones: Not only is faith in faith fading fast, but faith in the leaders of faith is dropping.