Thursday, December 14, 2006
Police Rank in the Middle of Most Honest and Ethical Professions
A Gallup poll revealed that the most honest and ethical profession according to respondents of the poll is Nurses. Interesting to me was that Police were in the middle of the pack, right between Clergy and Psychiatrists. My friends the Journalists were about 4 spots down the list but don't despair, you all came in one step above State Governors. Governor Bill Richardson might take issue with that. However, Governor take heart, your profession rated above Lawyers, Congressman and Senators.
The ratings for police dropped this year from 61 percent down to 54 percent of respondents found that police were the most honest profession. This was still well above its low point in 1977 which was a paltry 37 percent. The highest year was 2001 with 68 percent. Of course this was the year of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.
There is a noticeable difference between Whites and Non-Whites and their feelings towards the honesty and ethics of police.
Another interesting note: Republicans think Police are more honest and ethical than my fellow Democrats .
So who do you think were the least Ethical and Honest according to those who responded to the Gallup Poll?
Who else? Used Car Salesman.