In the latest Gallup poll, the nursing profession continues to rank highest in honesty/ethics.
In the December survey, respondents were asked to rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in 22 different professions. Although the percentage slipped slightly from previous years, 82% of respondents rated the honesty and ethics of nurses as very high/high. On the other end of the spectrum, only 8% or respondents gave members of Congress a similar rating.
The nurses’ rate of 82% exceeded the next highest rate, a tie between pharmacists and grade school teachers, by 12%. The honesty and ethical standards of medical doctors and military officers were also viewed favorably, each receiving 69% very high/high ratings.
Police officers, clergy, judges, and day care providers landed toward the middle, earning high/very high ratings from 45-54% of respondents. At the bottom of the list were advertising practitioners (14%), state officeholders (14%), car salespeople (9%), members of Congress (8%), and lobbyists (6%).
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