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04 Oct 2019

Doctors are the most trustworthy profession in Australia, and scientists are the most trusted globally, a new poll has found.

The latest Ipsos Global Trust in Professions survey, completed online by adults aged 16-74 in 22 countries including Australia, asked participants to rank 22 selected professions. Nurses and pharmacists were not included in the list.

In Australia, doctors topped the list with 69 per cent, followed by scientists (62 per cent), teachers (60 per cent), armed forces (58 per cent), and police (56 per cent).

Perhaps not surprisingly following the unexpected Federal Election result, pollsters are the second least trusted profession in Australia (9 per cent), just above advertising executives (8 per cent).

Globally, scientists are the most trustworthy (60 per cent), followed by doctors (56 per cent) and teachers (52 per cent).


Full results of the survey can be found at:


Published: 04 Oct 2019