American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Moral Authority

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
1. George Washington
98.1
1
3
2. Abraham Lincoln
95.6
2
1
3. Theodore Roosevelt
86.9
3
4
4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
86.0
4
2
5. Dwight D. Eisenhower
82.1
5
9
6. Woodrow Wilson
82.0
6
6
7. Harry S. Truman
74.5
7
5
8. Thomas Jefferson
74.0
8
7
9. John Adams
72.2
9
16
10. Jimmy Carter
71.2
10
22
11. Ronald Reagan
70.0
11
11
12. John Quincy Adams
69.4
12
19
13. James Madison
67.6
13
18
14. Andrew Jackson
64.4
14
13
15. John F. Kennedy
64.1
15
8
16. William McKinley
63.8
16
15
17. James Monroe
62.3
17
14
18. Groover Cleveland
61.0
18
17
19. George Bush
59.8
19
20
20. James K. Polk
57.6
20
12
21. Gerald Ford
57.0
21
23
22. William Howard Taft
56.9
22
24
23. Calvin Coolidge
55.3
23
27
24. Herbert Hoover
55.0
24
34
25. James Garfield
52.3
25
29
26. Rutherford B. Hayes
51.5
26
26
27. Zachary Taylor
51.2
27
28
28. Lyndon Baines Johnson
49.8
28
10
29. Martin Van Buren
44.6
29
30
30. Benjamin Harrison
44.1
30
31
31. Ulysses S. Grant
43.6
31
33
32. Millard Fillmore
38.9
32
35
33. Chester Arthur
38.9
33
32
34. William Henry Harrison
38.2
34
37
35. John Tyler
37.7
35
36
36. Franklin Pierce
31.0
36
39
37. Andrew Johnson
27.5
37
40
38. James Buchanan
27.1
38
41
39. Warren G. Harding
22.6
39
38
40. Richard Nixon
20.4
40
25
41. Bill Clinton
19.5
41
21
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