Guess Who Has the Most Honest Job?posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 12/14/2006 07:27:00 PM
If you answered congressmen, insurance salesmen, or car salesmen, then you are morally bankrupt. According to Gallup, the most honest professions, nurses topped the list ranking 84 on a 100 point scale, followed by pharmacists, veterinarians, doctors and dentists in that particular order. Engineers, college teachers, clergy, policeman, and psychiatrists rounded out the top 10. It is interesting to see that 5 of the top 10 jobs belonged to the health care profession.
What is not surprising is that car salesman ranked last with just 7 points.
Here are some interesting facts:
Bankers trounced stockbrokers for honesty with 37 vs 17 points.
Business executives were on par with lawyers in terms of honesty, with 17 points even.
Senators fared better than congressmen, edging them by 1 point (15 points vs 14 points). State governors fared best with 22 points.
Journalists? 26 points - slightly more honest than your governor!
The moral of the story: If you want an honest spouse, marry someone in the medical profession. If you're looking for a business partner, avoid former car salesmen. Finally, most importantly, don't trust your stock broker.