The occupations that are considered the most faithful include nursemaids, medical physicians, and pharmacists. On the other hand, the least trusted professions include fellows of Congress, car sellers, and telemarketers.
The survey, which has been executed annually since 1976, asked participants to rate the truthfulness and ethical standards of people in various professions. This year, 84% of Americans said they had a “very high” or “high” opinion of nurses, making them the most relied upon discipline for the 18th year in a row. Medical physicians and pharmacists followed closely behind, with 72% and 66% of Americans respectively saying they had a high opinion of these professions.
Other professions that were considered faithful by a majority of Americans include engineers, high school teachers, and police officers. Engineers were trusted by 61% of Americans, while high school coaches and police officers were trusted by 57% and 56% of Americans respectively.
On the other hand, the slightest trusted occupations according to the survey include fellows of Congress, car salespeople, and telemarketers. Just 8% of Americans said they had a high opinion of members of Congress, while 11% had a high opinion of car salespeople and 14% had a high opinion of telemarketers.
While the survey results may not come as a surprise to many, they do highlight some important trends and perceptions about certain professions in America. For example, the fact that nurses continue to be the most relied upon profession year after year suggests that Americans have a deep respect for the care and compassion that nurses provide. Similarly, the fact that medical doctors and pharmacists are also considered highly trustworthy suggests that Americans place a high value on the role of healthcare professionals in their lives.
On the other hand, the low level of trust in professions like members of Congress and car sellers suggests that Americans may feel disillusioned or disconnected from these professions. This may be due to negative perceptions of politicians and salespeople as being dishonest or untrustworthy.
It’s worth noting that these perceptions may not always align with reality and that individuals within these professions may not necessarily reflect the negative perceptions held by the public.
In conclusion, this survey highlights the belief that the American public has in certain professions and the lack thereof in others. The professions that are considered the most trustworthy include nurses, medical doctors, and pharmacists. On the other hand, the least trusted professions include members of Congress, car salespeople, and telemarketers. These perceptions may not always align with reality, but they do reveal important trends and perceptions about certain professions in America.