Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou Among Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted’

by | May 10, 2013 at 2:55 PM | Black Entertainment

Washington, Angelou (Photos by Getty Images)

By Carrie Healey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.)

Denzel Washington and Maya Angelou are ranked in the top 10 on the new Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: The 100 Most Trusted People in America, ranking third and fifth respectively.

Reader’s Digest, with the help of The Wagner Group, polled over 1,000 Americans to see which celebrities and “the ideals they represent have earned our confidence.”

Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello said in a press release: “The poll results were fascinating, fun and shocking.”

Topping the list is actor Tom Hanks.

“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts is America’s “Most Trusted” woman in TV, ranking at number 12.

The list also includes: First Lady Michelle Obama, former NFL coach Tony Dungy, Muhammad Ali, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama, and Steve Harvey, just to name a few.

Click here to view the full list of the “100 Most Trusted People in America.”