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Perception is reality?

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Wed May 06 2009

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In a recent poll by Gallup (run every year), congressmen, stockbrokers, advertising practitioners, business executives, lawyers, and labor union leaders skew negative by more than a 2-to-1 ratio -- all are in the bottom 10 of "least ethical and honest profession."

For the seventh straight year, nurses enjoy top public accolades in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics of professions survey. Eighty-four percent of Americans call their honesty and ethical standards either "high" or "very high."

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Unfortunately, in the same poll the 14% (high or very high), is a record low for the business executive profession. It had registered as high as 25% in 1990 and 2001.

Read about the poll here

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