US poll: Congressmen least honest

Posted: December 5th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian

Mili Note: They had to take a poll to find this out?!

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The most recent Gallup poll has asked Americans about what kind of professionals they think are the most honest and ethical.

The survey shows that US Congressmen, car salesmen and lobbyists are seen as the least honest and most unethical people in America today, according to AFP.

57 percent of those surveyed also rate the ethical standards of Congressmen as low to very low.

Meanwhile, only nine percent think highly of US lawmakers.

Members of Congress’ ratings have never been high, but their recent ratings rank among the worst in the more than 30-year history of Gallup’s honesty and ethics question.

Honesty and ethical ratings of the clergy remain very low, compared with what they were prior to the Catholic priest sex-abuse revelations in the early 2000s.

Gallup has conducted the annual study since 1991.

Nurses continue to top the list, with 81 percent of those surveyed giving them a very high ethics rating.

The consistently most positively rated professions, including nurses and pharmacists, have generally been able to avoid widespread scandals and, as such, Americans continue to hold them in the highest regard.

Survey results are based on telephone interviews with 1,000 adults.

Nurses were first included in the Gallup poll in 1999 and have received the highest ranking every year except 2001, when firefighters took first place.

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Comments (5)

 

  1. The bureaucrats are indeed terrorists and tyrants.

    Put the shoe on the other foot and awaken thyself.

    If Canadian bureaucrats were presiding over the occupation, bombing, hostage-taking, torturing, and murdering of Americans…

    What say ye then?

    Things that make you go Hmm!

    Such an atrocity that Boobus Amerikanus Idiotus rampages all across the globe poking polar-bears and slapping hornets-nests, especially when it is very likely that their children and grandchildren will be the ones facing the bears and hornets.

    Starving The Monkeys and Ending The Looterfest,
    John and Dagny Galt
    Atlas Shrugged, Owners Manual For The Universe!

    .

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  3. Bill Schultz says:

    The 9% who trust the congress are the 9% who still watch the old Mainstream Media Zionist News Networks.

  4. Peter says:

    All politicians have been corrupted by a foreign gov’t and support endless Wars for Israel, it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack.
    9/11 and Israel, here:
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

  5. Harry Canary says:

    The least honest occupations (not professions) are all some kind of salesboy. Since sales and marketeering trash has come to dominate business thinking in this country it has gone downhill. The failures in loan origination, the creation of the toxic financial instruments, the Ponzi schemes, the stock trading, bubble creating and insurance debacles have all been caused by the drive for sales commissions without evaluating the impact of the deals or any review for ethics or honesty. After all, a salesboys only goal is to make money, not provide product, jobs or service. Till we get the salesboy sector under control, whether used cars, real estate, lobbyists, stock con artistes, banksters, retail or the rest of the ilk the economy will not heal.

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