Among the most trusted careers, nurses stand high on the list with 85% of the population very highly trusting them. Journalists come in with 24% being very highly trusted, and 43% coming through as average. Advertising practitioners did not do so well with 11% being very highly trusted, 50% being average, and 36% being very low. Pictured below is the rest of the chart:
The poll was conducted between Nov. 26-29 by telephone with a sample of 1,015 people. Respondents ranked each career on a five-point likert scale ranging from "very high" to "very low." Other interesting finds were that state congress memebers are more trusted that federal and that nurses are more trusted than doctors.