Liar, Liar: Are politicians really less honest than the rest of us?

Is there any profession so disliked and distrusted as “politician”? Only 7 percent of poll respondents give U.S. elected officials “high” or “very high” ratings when it comes to honesty and ethical standards, according to the latest Gallup figures. That’s on par with those paragons of dishonesty, car salesmen, and a step below telemarketers. [cont.]

Dan Ariely, Duke U. (