More people trust their dentist than their pastor, according to a Gallup poll. The survey rated the “honesty and ethical standards” of 22 professions.
Nurses ranked No. 1 with 85 percent giving them “very high/high” marks on honesty and ethics. Pharmacists ranked second at 75 percent. Clergy came in 8th with 52 percent of Americans saying they were highly honest.
Other professions ranked higher than pastors for honesty/ethics: medical doctors, engineers, police officers and college teachers. Professions ranked lower than clergy included bankers, journalists and lawyers.
Who came in last? Car salesmen beat members of Congress for the honor of least trusted.