A recent Gallup poll asked people how they would rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in a wide range of professions. Not surprisingly, Congress didn’t come out very well on this poll, rating even below car salespeople on these traits. Among highly paid professionals, physicians came out on top. Physicians are still highly respected by people for exhibiting moral behavior. But even more highly rated – nurses. I have no problems with this ordering of those two professions. In fact, I’m glad to see how much the general public appreciates the nursing profession.
Here is a picture of the data, courtesy of R Adams Dudley: