Reputations Of Professions [CHART]

Chart: Reputation Of Professions

When it comes to rating the honest and ethical standards of people in various professions, American adults rate medical professionals highly. But advertising practitioners? That’s a different story. In fact, just 11% of adults rate advertising professionals highly for their honesty and ethics, according to Gallup’s latest research on this topic.

By contrast, almost 4 times more respondents to this year’s survey said they would rate advertising practitioners’ honesty and ethical standards as low or very low (40%).

These figures simply aren’t changing, either. In both 2015 and 2014, 10% rated advertising professionals highly, while in 2013 the figure was a little higher – at 14%. That was the joint highest rating recorded going back as far as 2001.

To put these numbers in context, the only professions that American adults have a dimmer view of – with regards to ethics and honesty – are insurance salespeople, car salespeople, and members of Congress. Read the rest at

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