Who Do You Trust? Gallup Says…

According to the annual Gallup poll on the public’s perceptions of ethical conduct among professionals, the following is the ranking, best to worst, of  those most trusted by the American public. The percentage is the proportion of poll respondents who ranked each profession “very high” or “high” in ethical standards.

1. Nurses (83%)
2. Pharmacists (66%)
3. Medical doctors (65%)
4. Policemen (63%)
5. Engineers (62%)
6. Dentists (57%)
7. College teachers (54%)
8. Clergy (50%)
9. Chiropractors (34%)
10. Psychiatrists (33%)
11. Journalists (23%)
12. Bankers (19%)
13. State governors (15%)
14. Lawyers (13%)
15. Business executives (12%)
16. Advertising practitioners (11%)
17. Senators (11%)
18. Insurance salesmen (10%)
19. Stockbrokers (9%)
20. Members of Congress (9%)
21. HMO managers (8%)
22. Car salesmen (6%)

This is how I would rank them, also best to worst, with some additional professions included (in RED):

  1. Pharmacists
  2. Fire Fighters
  3. Clergy
  4. Military
  5. Engineers
  6. College teachers
  7. Medical doctors
  8. Lawyers
  9. Dentists
  10. Nurses
  11. Policemen
  12. Judges
  13. Scientists
  14. Ethicists
  15. Accountants
  16. Business executives
  17. Psychiatrists
  18. Writers
  19. HMO managers
  20. Car salesmen
  21. Bankers
  22. Stockbrokers
  23. Advertising practitioners
  24. Chiropractors
  25. Insurance salesmen
  26. Lobbyists
  27. State governors
  28. Senators
  29. Members of Congress
  30. Consultants
  31. Bloggers
  32. Artists
  33. Political Activists
  34. Radio Talk Show Hosts
  35. Journalists
  36. Reality show producers

And you?

3 Comments

Filed under Daily Life, Professions, U.S. Society

3 responses to “Who Do You Trust? Gallup Says…

  1. Buck Best

    Hey Firefighters don’t even make your list? And I thought we were so tight? Just remember who comes to help you out when your client tries to strangle you after he sees your bill.

    • Hey, that’s not my list! That’s Gallup’s list! Lots of professions are missing, like accountant, airplane pilot, soldier, actor, ethicist…OOk, I’ll add other to my list. Why should I be stuck with Gallup’s 22 choices from decades agao?

  2. Buck Best

    Thanks for hooking a brother up. Nice to see artist were able to make your list at 32. By the way I came across a signed photo of you in my files recently, but you had hair. I enjoy your endeavor quite often. Thanks for the discussions.

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