A new survey has revealed that the Queen is the most trustworthy public figure in Britain.

53% of those polled said they believed the Queen would keep her word, a higher figure than any other person and far higher than any politican.

Prince Charles was the second-most trustworthy Royal.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker, now the presenter of the BBC's Match of the Day, is the most trustworthy sports personality, and Bob Geldof is the most trusted musician.

Perhaps needless to say, politicans are amongst the least trusted people - and two Tories are considered the most trustworthy politicans. Tory leader David Cameron tops the list with London Mayor Boris Johnson coming in second. Cameron is also twice as trustworthy as Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

All I can say is: Thank goodness we don't have a politician as Head of State.

Ma'am's The Word: Queen Tops Trust Poll

Friday April 17, 2009

The Queen enjoys more trust than any other public figure or politician in Britain, a survey has revealed.

The Queen is the most trustworthy political figure in Britain

The Queen was the most trustworthy figure from the Royal Family among those surveyed.

53% of the public believed Her Majesty, 82, would keep her word.

Her heir to the throne, Prince Charles, was the second highest placed Royal, trusted by 31% of those surveyed by YouGov.

Among other public figures, Sir Trevor McDonald led the list of news readers with 41%, while Bob Geldof ranked highest among musicians (26%).

BBC presenter Gary Lineker topped the sports list, securing 21% ahead of England star David Beckham (18%).

No politicians could be trusted, responded a third of Britons.

Almost twice as many people trusted Tory Leader David Cameron (right) than Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Of the remaining two-thirds, only 12% trusted the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, compared to 21% who believed the word of Conservative opposition leader David Cameron.

London Mayor Boris Johnson was in second place in the political selections with 20%.

Former England star Gary Lineker, now the presented of BBC's Match of the day, is the most trusted sports personality

More than 2,000 people were given lists of high-profile people from which they selected the three individuals they most trusted to keep their word.

The poll, commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox, aimed to examine national feeling on trust in the wake of the recession.

A total of 36% of respondents also claimed the importance they placed on trustworthiness had risen in the economic crisis.