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Media Confidence Ratings at Record Lows
Americans' confidence in two facets of the news media -- newspapers and television news -- has fallen to record low points.
Military Brass, Judges Among Professions at New Image Lows
Gallup's annual measure of honesty and ethics of professions finds several earning their lowest ratings yet, including military leaders, judges, and TV reporters. Nurses are rated best among the 22 occupations measured in 2021.
An Update on Catholics in the U.S.
American Catholics, about 23% of the U.S. adult population, remained positive about Pope Francis in early August, giving him a 78% favorable rating.
U.S. Catholics' Faith in Clergy Is Shaken
In the wake of turmoil in the Catholic Church in 2018, U.S. Catholics' views of the honesty and ethical standards of the clergy sank to a new low of 31%.
Nurses Again Outpace Other Professions for Honesty, Ethics
Nurses remain the most revered of 20 occupations rated for their honesty and ethics. Members of Congress and telemarketers are the least revered.
Nurses Continue to Rate Highest in Honesty, Ethics
Americans continue to rate nurses as being the most honest and ethical of any profession Gallup routinely asks about.
Defense Investing in the Context of U.S. Public Opinion
Americans' generally positive views of the military provide context for several aspects of an increased focus on defense-sector investment resulting from the war in Ukraine.
U.S. Ethics Ratings Rise for Medical Workers and Teachers
Nurses top Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics of Professions poll with their highest ethical rating to date. Medical doctors, pharmacists and grade-school teachers also rank highly, with record- or near-record-high scores.
Honesty Ratings of Police, Clergy Differ Most by Party
Republicans and Democrats diverge most in their honesty and ethics ratings of police officers and clergy. Younger Americans give higher ratings than older Americans to most professions, especially judges and nursing home operators.
Trump's Three Challenges as CEO of Government
President-elect Donald Trump faces the challenges of figuring out the proper role of government, making government work more efficiently and dealing with the people's overwhelming disrespect for Congress and its members.