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Nurses Retain Top Ethics Rating in U.S., but Below 2020 High

Americans continue to rate nurses as having the highest ethical standards among 18 professions, but with their lowest rating since 2004. Telemarketers and members of Congress remain the lowest-rated fields.

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.
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