Among America’s most trusted professions, Nurses are again #1
Congratulations, nurses! The public continues to show high regard for nurses by rating them the most trusted profession, according to the annual Gallup poll ranking of honesty and ethics in various fields.
Nurses have topped Gallup’s Honesty and Ethics ranking every year but one since they were added to the list in 1999. (The exception is 2001, when firefighters were included on the list on a one-time basis, shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks.)
This year, 85 percent of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as “very high” or “high,” — 17 percentage points above any other profession.
We are so proud that, year after year, we earn the public’s trust. It is both our honor and obligation to continue to care for our patients and their families in a way that makes us deserving of this recognition.