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    2013 Poll on the Most Trusted Professions

    Readers' Digest Australian edition has just published it's 2013 poll on the professions that are seen as most dependable, honest, reliable and trustworthy -
    Australia's Most Trusted Professions 2013

    Here is the list:

    1. Firefighters
    1. Paramedics
    3. Rescue volunteers
    4. Nurses
    5. Pilots
    6. Doctors
    7. Pharmacists
    8. Veterinarians
    9. Air traffic controllers
    10. Farmers

    11. Scientists
    12. Armed Forces personnel
    13. Police
    14. Dentists
    15. Teachers
    16. Childcare workers
    17. Flight attendants
    18. Bus/Train/Tram drivers
    19. Locksmiths
    20. Hairdressers
    21. Postal workers
    22. Waiters
    23. Computer technicians
    24. Security guards
    25. Cleaners
    26. Builders
    27. Alternative health practitioners
    28. Plumbers
    29. Mechanics
    30. Accountants
    31. Shop assistants
    32. Truck drivers
    33. Charity collectors
    34. Professional sportspeople
    35. Bankers
    36. Financial planners
    37. Airport baggage handlers
    38. Clergy (all religions)
    39. Lawyers
    40. Tow-truck drivers
    41. CEOs
    42. Taxi drivers
    43. Journalists
    44. Talkback radio hosts
    45. Real estate agents
    46. Sex workers
    47. Call centre staff
    48. Insurance salespeople
    49. Politicians
    50. Door-to-door salespeople

    It would be interesting to see how the results of such a poll would differ in Quebec. Those professions rated in the top 10 are probably universally respected. However, I suspect that the following professions would rate much lower here:

    • Police
    • Bus drivers
    • Builders
    • Mechanics

    Sex workers are rated relatively low, undoubtedly because of society's prejudice against sex workers in general, although most people responding to the poll have probably never met a sex worker in their life.

    It would also be interesting to see where hobbyists would rate sex workers.

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    #46 is way too low.

    #13 and #49 are way too high.

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    #8 way too high, my dad dropped $3700.00 to a vet to try and keep his 17 year old dog alive.
    #29 way too high. No need to comment
    #36 too high. I have 2 brokers who do not know about each other, caught a few probable bad investments.
    #39 should not even be on the chart, anyone gone through a divorce.
    #45 should not be on the chart, I will always try and sell my own house.
    #48 & 50, I have a hard time believing any sales person. Thank you for internet reviews on product.
    And for sex workers..... Strippers are doing their job to get as much money out of you as possible, if you got burned they did their job well. SP's I have more trust in as they know the price they are getting right from the start. Just keep it as a business relationship and all should go well.
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    Only about 10 of those on the list are professions; the rest are trades or occupations.

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    johnhenrygalt, you are using the narrower interpretation of the word. Here is the definition of the word profession:

    Profession:

    Noun
    • A paid occupation, esp. one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification.
    • A body of people engaged in a particular profession.

    Synonyms
    occupation - vocation - trade - calling - metier

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    After what we saw lately from the police... those jerks beating up a suspect who was already laying down and ready to just be cuffed without any resistance... then yeah can't say i trust them too much.
    Life is a party ! Death is the Hangover.. 70-49-6

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    I don't see ingeneers in the list!

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    Annual Gallup poll of Honesty and Ethics in Professions

    Although Engineers are not included in the Australian poll, they are included in the annual US Gallup poll on the most trusted professions:

    The results are shown here:
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    The top 5 in the Gallup poll were:
    • Nurses
    • Pharmacists
    • Doctors
    • Engineers
    • Dentists

    The bottom 5 were:
    • HMO Managers (Medical insurance managers)
    • Stockbrokers
    • Advertisers
    • Members of Congress
    • Car salespeople

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    Way too low / way too high. It is a matter of perception. In the sex workers there is a mix of street girls. As far as #1 firefighters, I know a store that had a small fire in the middle of the night. The owner was called an arrived an hour after the fire was put out and his store was looted by firemen with sticky hands. He has it all on camera but did not do anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius Ceasar View Post
    firemen with sticky hands. .
    There are "bad apples" in any group of people. However, if you examine those at the top of the list:

    1. Firefighters
    1. Paramedics
    3. Rescue volunteers
    4. Nurses
    5. Pilots
    6. Doctors
    7. Pharmacists

    what they all have in common is that you will trust these people with your life. "Bad apples" are the rare exception in this group. On the other hand, for those at the bottom of the list:

    48. Insurance salespeople
    49. Politicians
    50. Door-to-door salespeople

    honesty is the rare exception .

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