Gallup: Nurses The Most Trusted Professionals In America


 
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By Erica Carbajal 

Americans rated nurses as the most honest and ethical professionals for the 19th consecutive year, according to an annual Gallup poll.

A record high 89 percent of respondents gave nurses a "high" or "very high" honesty and ethics score, marking a four percentage point increase from last year's poll. Medical doctors are the second highest-rated professionals, with a 77 percent rating.

"Nurses have been tested in every way imaginable during 2020," said Ernest Grant, RN, PhD. "The world watched as nurses lost numerous patients and colleagues to a highly communicable, deadly virus while trying to protect and preserve their communities with limited resources and support. Therefore, nurses are undoubtedly deserving of the public's unwavering trust."

Grade-school teachers are the third highest-rated professionals, with a 75 percent honesty and ethics score. Pharmacists are fourth with a score of 71 percent.


 
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