Poll: Nurses Lead Professions with Highest Ethics

Gallup released its annual poll of professions with the highest ethics, and — no surprise — nurses win again.

The report on the poll states: “Nurses have topped the list each year since they were first included in 1999, with the exception of 2001 when firefighters were included in response to their work during and after the 9/11 attacks. Since 2005, at least 80% of Americans have said nurses have high ethics and honesty. Two other medical professions — medical doctors and pharmacists — tie this year for second place at 65%, with police officers and clergy approaching 50%.”

For those in wellness profession, the key role of nurses is well known. As the report cites, “The high ratings of medical professions this year is significant after the Ebola outbreak which infected a number of medical professionals both in the U.S. and in West Africa.”