Pharmacists ranked second in Gallup poll on most trusted profession

In 2016, 67% of respondents said pharmacist have ‘very high’ or ‘high’ honesty and ethical standards

The 2016 Gallup poll on Americans’ ratings of honesty and ethical standards in professions put pharmacists in second place—behind nurses and ahead of medical doctors. The survey results were explained in a story posted on the Gallup website, “Americans Rate Healthcare Providers High on Honesty, Ethics.”

In the poll, released December 19, 67% of respondents said pharmacists have “very high” or “high” honesty and ethical standards. As the Gallup story reported, a majority of Americans viewed only 6 of the 22 professions measured as having “high” or “very high” ethical standards.

Results for the poll were based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,028 U.S. adults. The Gallup survey on honest professions has run since 1999.