Most Trusted Profession in the United States Announced


Gallup announced the results of its survey of the most trusted professions in the United States in 2016.

Nurses topped the list for the 15th year in a row, with 84% of the public rating their standards as “high” or “very high” when it comes to honesty and ethical standards. Congress came in at the bottom of the list, with a majority of Americans (59%) rating honesty and ethical standards as “low” or “very low.”

Healthcare providers earned four spots in the top five most trusted professions this year.

  1. Nurses (84%)
  2. Pharmacists (67%)
  3. Medical doctors (65%)
  4. Dentists (59%)

Nurses have topped the list every year but one since Gallup first asked about them in 1999.

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