American Presidents

A Site to Complement C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits
March-December 1999
C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Viewer Survey Results Category:
Moral Authority

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
Abraham Lincoln
91.7
1
1
George Washington
91.6
2
2
Theodore Roosevelt
84.6
3
3
Harry S. Truman
83.1
4
7
John Adams
80
5
11
Dwight D. Eisenhower
79.4
6
8
Jimmy Carter
78.9
7
27
Ronald Reagan
78.7
8
6
John Quincy Adams
76.3
9
15
Thomas Jefferson
75.3
10
5
James Madison
75.3
11
10
George Bush
74.1
12
16
James Monroe
73.8
13
9
Woodrow Wilson
73
14
13
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
70
15
4
Gerald Ford
70
16
23
Calvin Coolidge
67.3
17
22
Herbert Hoover
64.3
18
33
Andrew Jackson
63.5
19
14
William McKinley
63.3
20
18
James K. Polk
62.2
21
17
William Howard Taft
60.9
22
24
Zachary Taylor
58
23
25
Rutherford B. Hayes
57.6
24
26
Grover Cleveland
56.8
25
21
James Garfield
56.4
26
28
Martin Van Buren
54.5
27
30
William Henry Harrison
54.2
28
35
Benjamin Harrison
54.2
29
31
Ulysses S. Grant
53.8
30
29
John Tyler
51.9
31
32
Chester Arthur
48.7
32
34
Lyndon Baines Johnson
48.3
33
19
Andrew Johnson
47.9
34
38
Millard Fillmore
47.6
35
37
John F. Kennedy
47.5
36
12
Franklin Pierce
44.8
37
39
James Buchanan
38.8
38
41
Richard Nixon
36.2
39
20
Warren G. Harding
31.3
40
40
Bill Clinton
21.8
41
36
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