Trusted professions: pharmacists equal second

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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.

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