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Pharmacists Rank High on Honesty, Ethics Again in 2015

January 7, 2016

For a third year, pharmacists rank in the top three most honest and ethical professions in America, according to Gallup's latest poll released in December. The poll involved a random study population of 824 adults that participated in phone interviews answering questions such as "Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these different fields - very high, high, average, low or very low?". Answers provided during this year's poll pushed the pharmacists' scores up from last year's poll putting them in second place.

In 2014, 65% of adults ranked pharmacists and physicians as having very high or high standards of ethics and honesty. According to the most recent poll, nearly 70% of adult Americans believe pharmacists have very high or high honesty and ethical standards, while slightly less say the same for physicians.

A whopping 85% of Americans polled said nurses had very high or high honesty and ethical standards. Nurses have been named the most trusted professionals among Americans ever since 1999 with the exception of 2001 when firefighters topped the list at 90%. Remaining at the bottom of the list are lobbyists, congress and telemarketers.

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