Poll: Nursing tops the list of most trusted professions

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Nurses continue to dominate in people's perceptions of the most trustworthy profession, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Nursing has topped the pollster's list 12 out of 13 years. When asked this year how nurses rated when it comes to meeting their expectations of honesty and ethics, 84% of 1,012 adults responded with “very high” or “high” according to annual polling data from Gallup.

"The public's continued trust in nurses is well-placed, and reflects an appreciation for the many ways nurses provide expert care and advocacy," said Karen A. Daley, RN, Ph.D., president of the American Nurses Association, in a statement. She added that nurses' reputation for trustworthiness is reflected in policy initiatives such as Affordable Care Act, which puts nurses into broader leadership roles.

Physicians and pharmacists also were ranked highly in the poll. Car salespeople, lobbyists and members of Congress ranked lowest on the list.

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