Well, Car Salesmen Beat Out Telemarketers

Car salespersons are near the bottom of Gallup's latest annual poll on the honesty and ethics of people in different professions. Nurses remain in first place. They have held that spot every year since 1999, except for 2001 when firemen took it. The clergy used to rank No. 1. Here's the list, with percentages based on very high and ratings: Nurses 82% Druggists/Pharmacists 67% Medical doctors 65%

Car salespersons are near the bottom of Gallup's latest annual poll on the honesty and ethics of people in different professions.

Nurses remain in first place. They have held that spot every year since 1999, except for 2001 when firemen took it. The clergy used to rank No. 1.

Here's the list, with percentages based on “very high” and “high” ratings:

Nurses 82%
Druggists/Pharmacists 67%
Medical doctors 65%
High school teachers 64%
Policemen 61%
Clergy 54%
Funeral directors 44%
Bankers 41%
Accountants 39%
Journalists 28%
Real estate agents 20%
Building contractors 20%
Lawyers 18%
Labor union leaders 16%
Senators 16%
Business executives 16%
Stockbrokers 16%
Congressmen 14%
Advertising practitioners 11%
Car salesmen 8%
Telemarketers 7%
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