Who Do You Trust? By Mark In Mexico
Gallup’s annual Ethics Poll is out and there are no real surprises here. The annual poll asks Americans to rate, on a scale of one to five, the honesty and ethical standards of those in 21 professions. Here are this year’s results. The number after the profession indicates the percentage of people polled who rate it high or very high in maintaining ethical standards.
Medical doctors 65
High school teachers 64
Funeral directors 44
Real estate agents 20
Building contractors 20
Labor union leaders 16
Business executives 16
Advertising practitioners 11
Car salesmen 8
I am curious as to why Lawyers, Labor Union Leaders, Business Executives and Stockbrokers rate higher or as high as the Senators and Congressmen to whom they pay bribes. You would think that the bribe takers would rate several percentage points below those who actually pay the bribes.
…A special note of congratulations to police officers everywhere (except New Orleans) for their well deserved high ranking (in spite of New Orleans). It is tough to try to teach my kids that, when in Mexico, a police officer is the last person you call for help, but in the United States a police officer is the first one you look to.
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