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The most and least trustworthy professions of 2016 revealed

Craig Ferguson

Public confidence in politicians has reached an all time low, according to the Ipsos Mori poll, Nurses, however, were found to be the most trustworthy professionals. The poll of 1,019 British adults was taken in October.

It found Politicians, in general, were only trusted by 15 per cent of people, while government ministers scored only marginally more trustworthy at 20 per cent of those asked.

Interestingly, The most trusted profession was nurses at 93%, with doctors just behind at 91% and Journalists were deemed particularly untrustworthy, with only 24% of people trusting them.

The most and least trustworthy professions of 2016 revealed:

1. Nurses
2. Doctors

3. Teachers
4. Judges

5. Scientists
6. Police

7. Clergy/priests
8. Hairdressers

9. Television news readers
10. The ordinary man/woman in the street

11. Civil Servants
12. Lawyers

13. Pollsters
14. Managers in the NHS

15. Economists
16. Charity chief executives

17. Trade union officials
18. Local councillors

19. Bankers
20. Business leaders

21. Estate agents
22. Journalists

23. Government Ministers
24. Politicians generally

Trust in professions

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