People are always quick to question the honesty of different professions, whether it's how a teacher describes the behavior of a child in the classroom, a diagnosis at the doctor or financial advice provided by a banker. So what professions do Americans trust the most? Gallup conducted a poll to find out, with nurses topping the honesty league for the 16th year in succession.
The following infographic shows a selection of the occupations examined by Gallup. 82 percent of respondents think nurses have high or very high honesty and ethical standards, ahead of military officers with 71 percent. Grade school teachers comes third with 66 percent saying they are highly trustworthy. Healthcare professions are associated with honesty with medical doctors and pharmacists both scoring high with an excess of 60 percent saying they have high or very high honesty and ethical standards.
Judges and clergy are in the middle of the honesty league while the whole fake news storm has resulted in newspaper and tv reporters struggling for trust. Lobbyists are at the very bottom of the infographic with only 8 percent of those polled feeling they have high levels of honesty.