What are the most and the least trusted professions in Britain? A new survey shows British people trust people in the following professions to tell the truth.


First published in December 2020.


Trust me, I’m a doctor. So goes the well-worn phrase, and as a new Ipsos MORI survey reveals, medical professionals are indeed the most trusted group in Britain.

A convincing 93% said they think nurses are trustworthy, followed by doctors with 91%, engineers with 89% and teachers 85%.

The most and the least trusted professions in Great Britain. | Statista

At the bottom of the pile are advertising executives who enjoy the trust of only 13% of the population – outdoing even politicians in terms of distrust.

Government ministers only 16%. Surprised?

In the era of so-called β€˜fake news’, journalists also make an appearance at the latter end of the list with a score of just 23%.πŸ”·






[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Martin Armstrong, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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