Trust in professions

Jun 16, 2015

Q. In general, how much trust do you have in the following professions?

Total a lot /some trust

A lot of trust

Some trust

A little trust

No trust

Don’t know

Doctors

81%

39%

42%

14%

2%

4%

Engineers

68%

23%

45%

20%

3%

10%

Accountants

49%

8%

41%

34%

9%

8%

Lawyers

34%

5%

29%

37%

21%

8%

Bankers

29%

2%

27%

41%

25%

6%

Journalists

27%

2%

25%

41%

26%

6%

Real estate agents

12%

1%

11%

38%

44%

7%

Politicians

11%

1%

10%

33%

49%

6%

From a list of eight professions, a majority of respondents had trust in doctors (81%) and engineers (68%). About half (49%) had trust in accountants – who were considered more trustworthy that lawyers (34%) or bankers (29%).

Politicians (11%) and real estate agents (12%) were the least trusted.