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Monday, January 23, 2006

Yeah, Well I Don't Trust Pollsters

This from a 2005 Gallup poll. The numbers indicate the percentage of those polled who give these groups a high or very high rating when it comes to ethics.

Nurses 82
Druggists/Pharmacists 67
Medical doctors 65
High school teachers 64
Policemen 61
Clergy 54
Funeral directors 44
Bankers 41
Accountants 39
Journalists 28
Real estate agents 20
Building contractors 20
Lawyers 18
Labor union leaders 16
Senators 16
Business executives 16
Stockbrokers 16
Congressmen 14
Advertising practitioners 11
Car salesmen 8
Telemarketers 7


sonresia said...

what about presidents? and not just of the united states, CEOs of corporations ...where do they rank?

....J.Michael Robertson said...

This from 2002:

Many Americans are fed up with what they see as a breakdown in ethics and accountability. A recent BusinessWeek Harris Poll found that 79% believe CEOs put their own interests ahead of workers and shareholders.