Nurses Named #1 Most Trustworthy Profession for 15th Year by Gallup Poll
No surprises here! Nursing has been ranked #1 for honesty and ethical standards by an annual Gallup poll released this week. This is the 15th straight year that nurses have topped the list.
For the poll, Gallup interviewed a sample of Americans living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to rate the ethical standards of nurses, as well as 21 other professions.
Of those surveyed, 84% rated nurses “high” or “very high” for honesty and ethical standards. This is a full 17 percentage points higher than pharmacists, who nabbed the #2 spot.
Rounding out the top five most honest and ethical professions are medical doctors, engineers and dentists.
"Every day, millions of nurses are on the front lines in the fight to improve the health of all Americans," Pamela F. Cipriano, president of the American Nurses Association, said in a statement. "Whether nurses are by the bedside or in the board room, we continue to be a trusted resource and a vital part of our nation's health care system. This poll reflects the trust the public has in us, and we'll continue to work hard to keep that trust."