Gallup Poll finds nursing is considered most "ethical" profession

In a recent Gallup poll, Americans rated the honesty and ethical standards of 3 medical professions - nurses, pharmacists, and doctors - the highest of the 21 professions tested.

The 84 percent of Americans who rate the honesty and ethics of nurses as very high or high this year is tied for the highest rating nurses have received. For pharmacists and medical doctors, the poll also finds honesty and ethical ratings that tie or set new highs. This year's 70 percent rating for doctors is the highest rating for the profession so far (although it is consistently among the highest rated). The rating for pharmacists, first measured in 1981, this year ties that profession's historical high, from 2006.

See more results from the poll here.