Doctors are most trusted profession

Doctors have been named the profession most trusted by the general public for the 25th year running.

The Ipsos MORI poll, commissioned by the Royal College of Physicians, found that 92% of the public believe doctors can be trusted to tell the truth.

More than 2,000 adults were questioned at the end of last year.

Doctors were followed by teachers (87%), professors (79%), judges (78%) and clergymen (74%).

Least trustworthy were journalists (19%) and politicians (21%).

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