(PRINCETON, N.J.) -- Gallup reports that 81 percent of Americans surveyed said that nurses have "very high" or "high" honesty and ethical standards. This is significantly greater than the next-highest-rated professions -- military officers and pharmacists.
Gallup only began to ask Americans to rate the honesty and ethics of nurses since 1999. Since then, the profession has topped the list in all but one year -- 2001.
Car salespeople, lobbyists and members of Congress received the lowest honesty and ethics ratings by Americans with a mere nine percent "very high" rating for members of Congress and a lower seven percent for car salespeople and lobbyists.
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