January 1, 2018

Nurses are still most respected profession for ethics

Gallup - For the 16th consecutive year, Americans' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of 22 occupations finds nurses at the top of the list. More than eight in 10 (82%) Americans describe nurses' ethics as "very high" or "high." In contrast, about six in 10 Americans rate members of Congress (60%) and lobbyists (58%) as "very low" or "low" when it comes to honesty and ethical standards.

Overall, a majority of Americans in the Dec. 4-11 poll rated six professions as "high" or "very high" for honesty and ethical standards. In addition to nurses, that list includes military officers, grade school teachers, medical doctors, police officers and pharmacists. The honesty rating of pharmacists, although still high on an absolute basis, dropped five points since last year and is at its lowest point since 1994, possibly reflecting the current nationwide opioid crisis.


Anonymous said...

I am utterly shocked that police are on the most trusted list. 1,184 People were killed by police last year. If I have to interact with police, I bear in mind I may be dealing with a trigger happy lunatic with poor judgement, who is looking for an excuse to murder me. I wouldn't trust most police with a burnt out match, much less public safety. Until police departments begin to serve their communities and stop killing people, they are the enemy among us.

Anonymous said...

There is no "opioid crisis". There's a no-visible-future crisis.

People use "opioids" today for the same reason so many Black men drank themselves or horsed themselves to death before the equal-civil-rights movement had some visible success: Surcease. Anodyne. Oblivion.