Trust in soldiers surges: poll

But most professions see a decline


A poll on the degree to which various professionals are trusted this year, compared with 2003, found declines for the most trusted occupations. Trust in pharmacists declined 25 percentage points to 66 per cent, while trust in doctors dropped 22 points to 23 per cent. “There has generally been a steady decline in the reputations of just about every institution and profession,” said Ipsos Ried polster Darrell Bricker. An exception: soldiers saw their trust level rise to 68 per cent, 11 points better than in 2003, although police officers were down 18 points to 55 per cent. And high-profile white-collar crime stories of recent years apparently didn’t change Canadians’ view of their financial advisors, who remained trusted by an unchanged 40 per cent.

Montreal Gazette

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Trust in soldiers surges: poll

  1. you can't help but trust soldiers, they risk their lives for the country ;) … now used car salesmen, they are always at the bottom .. you just have to watch the W5 investigate report show see why haha

  2. Nurses have always been a highly trusted profession. I know in the US they poll at the top of professions for being the most trusted every year (with the exception of shortly after 9/11 when firefighters usurped them). Someone said it was a combination of factors that made them trustworthy. It had to do with the fact that they get paid the same no matter what intervention they undertake on your behalf.

    • it's interesting this poll says "Doctors 63% -22" … people may not trust the outcomes of the healthcare system due to the news constantly telling us it is overburdened and costly .. most would trust that the doctors and nurses are well qualified and are doing their best ;)

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