The men and women who put out fires, perform CPR, fly our planes and chart our medications are the professionals we need to trust- and we do.
New Zealand's Most Trusted Professions 2010
In an order unchanged from last year, firefighters, ambulance officers, pilots, nurses and doctors top the most trusted professions list. “People we literally trust with our lives,” says Agnew. You may have never needed a firefighter or ambulance officer, but you know they’re there should you ever need to dial 111. Filling out the rest of the Top 10 are those keeping us, our kids and pets in order: pharmacists (6), vets (7), the armed forces (8), police officers (9) and teachers (10). And in the wake of the domino-like collapse of finance companies, financial planners have slipped three spots to 32. We now trust them less than we do taxi drivers (29), domestic cleaners (30) and fast-food servers (31). The bottom spots are manned by those seen as self-interested, plain annoying – or both. We trust politicians, less than we do real estate agents (36), car salesman (37) or sex workers (38). “I’m surprised to see sex workers ranked so low,” says Agnew. “Of all the professions they seem most likely to offer exactly what they claim to.”
At the bottom of the heap are telemarketers – after all, who can trust someone who makes us burn the dinner?
2. Ambulance officers
8. Armed forces
9. Police officers
12. Childcare providers
14. B Bus/train drivers
18. H Hairdressers
20. B Baristas
24. Roof insulation installers
25. Religious ministers
26. Weather forecasters
27. Charity collectors
29. Taxi drivers
30. Domestic cleaners
31. Fast-food servers
32. Financial planners
34. Tow truck drivers
36. Real estate agents
37. Car salesmen
38. Sex workers
*Reader's Digest commissioned independent research firm The Leading Edge to survey a representative sample of 500 New Zealand adults. They were asked to rate how much they trusted
85 well-known people on a scale of one to ten. They were all asked to rate professions and everyday relationships.
|Are you kidding? on 20 June 2011 ,19:49 |
I couldn't believe this article, and then I realised I shouldn't anyway. A whooping 500 people surveyed? They represent 4.2million? sic. Here is an example of a survey where thousands were interviewed and found almost opposite results.http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/5166512/Trust-Conchords-have-it-politicians-don-t Sounds like great publicity for RD, nothing more.
|Jeff on 30 June 2010 ,23:01 |
The list of professions seems a bit random. While we have 'Roof insulation installers'(!), there is no sign of Builders or Carpenters, and what about Architects, or Engineers?
|Bron Till on 28 June 2010 ,22:41 |
I would put NZ doctors (especially the parasites calling themselves GPs) far below telemarketers and whores!
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