Jennifer Larson, NurseZone feature writer
Nurses have as good
a reputation in Canada as they do in the United States.
According to a poll
taken in January by a Canadian marketing firm, nurses were one of the top three
occupational groups to be deemed trustworthy.
and farmers were cited by 96 percent of the respondents in a survey conducted by Leger
Marketing. Nurses were trusted by 94 percent of the respondents, while firefighters took
top billing with 96 percent.
The results are
similar to a recent poll conducted in the United States that asked respondents to rate the
honesty of a number of different professions.
In the United
States, nurses topped a recent Gallup poll of 21 professions as having the most honesty
and ethics. The poll results showed that 79 percent of Americans consider the honesty and
ethics of nurses to be “high” or “very high.”
also highly ranked by Americans in the Gallup poll.
The Leger Marketing
poll included responses from 1,529 people, all of whom were asked to rate 20 professions
At the bottom of the
list of the Canadian poll was the politician, followed by the car salesperson. In the
United States, car salespeople didn’t fare too well, either; telemarketers and car
salespeople were among the lowest rated.
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