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December 2, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

WHAT ABOUT BLOGGERS?....Via OxBlog, for your amusement, here is Gallup's latest data on which professions are considered most trustworthy:

"Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these different fields: very high, high, average, low, or very low? . . . ."

Profession

High %

Nurses
Medical doctors
Veterinarians
Druggists, pharmacists
Dentists
College teachers
Engineers
Policemen
Clergy
Psychiatrists
Bankers
Chiropractors
State governors
Journalists
Senators
Business executives
Congressmen
Lawyers
Stockbrokers
Advertising practitioners
Insurance salesmen
HMO managers
Car salesmen

83
68
68
67
61
59
59
59
56
38
35
31
26
25
20
18
17
16
15
12
12
9
7

Why do you suppose senators are held in slightly higher esteem than congressmen?

Kevin Drum 10:20 AM Permalink | Trackbacks

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