October 15, 2000

 
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 Veterinarians held in high esteem: Gallup

Posted Oct. 1, 2000

In a recent Gallup Honesty and Ethics poll, veterinarians received the third highest ranking for honesty among the top 10 professional occupations. Veterinarians were deemed more honest than medical doctors, teachers, clergy, judges, police and dentists.

Just ahead of veterinarians were pharmacists, and the top-ranking profession, nurses (who were among 20 added occupations not previously rated by Gallup). This was the first time veterinarians were ranked in the top ten professions.

Top 10 professionals and occupations considered most honest by the American people:
  1) Nurses (73%)
  2) Pharmacists (69%)
  3) Veterinarians (63%)
  4) Medical doctors (58%)
  5) K-12 teachers (57%)
  6) Clergy (56%)
  7) Judges (53%)
  8) Policemen (52%)
  9) Dentists (52%)
10) College teachers (52%)