This survey on Gallup measured people's honesty ratings of various professions. It was no surprise to see car salesmen and congressman at the bottom of the list. It was surprising to see journalists rated so poorly since to me they are seen as the only people not afraid to tell the truth and hold people to ethical standards.
This poll was conducted using telephone interviews of over a 1,000 Americans in all 50 states. There was a +/-4 percentage of error to the study. This report was done well and organized logically. I especially liked the implications section that summarized the data into real world outcomes.
I only hope that journalists regain their ethical footing along with congressman! Car salesman are probably a lost cause...