Nurses, doctors viewed as honest

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Quick View. Posted Feb. 2, 2004

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Nurses 83%
Medical doctors 68%
Veterinarians 68%
Pharmacists 67%
Dentists 61%
College teachers 59%
Engineers 59%
Police officers 59%
Clergy 56%
Psychiatrists 38%
Bankers 35%
Chiropractors 31%
State governors 26%
Journalists 25%
Senators 20%
Business executives 18%
Congressmen 17%
Lawyers 16%
Stockbrokers 15%
Advertising practitioners 12%
Insurance salespeople 12%
HMO managers 11%
Car salespeople 7%

In a 2003 CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey on the honesty and ethics of 23 professions, physicians garnered its highest percentage ever.

Doctors' honesty ratings moved higher than 60% for the first time in 2000 and have remained high in every poll since. Nurses topped the list for the fourth time in the past five years. In 2001, firefighters took the top spot.

Source: CNN/USA Today/Gallup

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