Whom do we trust? — Nurses


Which professionals do Americans consider the most honest and ethical?


Doctors come in third, just after pharmacists.

That’s according to a new Gallup survey.

In the survey, 85 percent of those polled rated nurses “very high” for their honesty and ethical standards  and 12 percent gave nurses an “average” rating. Just 3 percent gave them a “very low/low” rating.

Americans had a slight lower opinion of doctors with 70 percent of those polled giving physicians a “very high” rating. Twenty-six percent gave doctors an “average” rating and 4 percent a “very low/low” rating.

Psychiatrists came in lower still, with only 41 percent of those polled given them a “very high” rating, while 43 percent rated them “average” and 11 percent giving them a “very low/low” rating.

Towards the bottom of the list, we find HMO managers, whose honesty and ethics were rated “very high” by only 12 percent, “average” by 52 percent, and “very low/low” by 27 percent.

Car salespeople came in dead last — just after members of Congress, whose honesty and ethical standards were rated “very high” by only 10 percent of those polled, “average” by 34 percent, and “very low/low” by 54 percent.

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2 thoughts on “Whom do we trust? — Nurses

  1. Michael W. Perry

    Let me get this right, we’re going to take our medical care out of a system run by physicians (70% very high) and nurses (85% very high) and put it into the hands of (10% very high).

    That’s insane. Totally and utterly insane.

    1. LocalHealthGuide Post author

      Welcome back Mike!

      For the sake of argument, one could contend that our health-care system is not run by physicians, but by the executives of insurance companies, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, who might be ranked less favorably than were doctors and nurses.

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