Pharmacists have come equal second in this year’s Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey, again second only to nurses.
A very large majority of Australians aged 14 and over rated nurses as the most ethical and honest profession – for the 22nd year in a row since nurses were first included in the survey. They topped the list for 92% of respondents.
Pharmacists had an approval rating of 86%, up 2% from last year, putting them at equal second alongside doctors, whose rating also rose 2%.
The list includes:
- Nurses (92%)
- Pharmacists (86%) and doctors (86%)
- Engineers (78% – up 4%)
- School Teachers (77%, a drop of 1%)
- Dentists (75%, up 4%)
- Police (72% – an all-time high and up from 53% in 1988 and 89)
- Real estate agents (10%, up 1%)
- Advertising people (9%, up 4% to reach their 2013 rating)
- Car salesman (4%, a position they have held for over 30 years)
These are the main findings of a Roy Morgan telephone survey conducted on the nights of May 4-5, 2016, with 655 Australian men and women aged 14 and over.