Less than a quarter of the American public gives journalists high marks for honesty and ethics, according to the latest survey from Gallup
The polling organization asks Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of 22 common professions. Journalists fell in the middle of the pack, with 24 percent giving a "high"/"very high" rating, 45 percent "average," and 30 percent "low"/"very low." Only 5 percent said "very high."
Journalists ranked narrowly behind bankers, but ahead of business executives, various politicians, lawyers and salespeople. (The medical field dominates the most-trusted professions: nurses, pharamacists, doctors, dentists.)