The most and least trusted professions in the UK
Politicians top list, while nurses, doctors and teachers are considered the most honest
In a year of political upheaval, including a divisive EU referendum campaign in the UK, the public's esteem for politicians has plumbed new depths.
MPs come last in this year's Ipsos Mori "veracity" survey, which ranks the trustworthiness of professions, with only 19 per cent of the public thinking they largely tell the truth.
"One rare point of agreement between Leave and Remain voters is that neither of the campaigns covered themselves in glory; between them they demonstrated most of the characteristics that turn voters off," says the report.
Journalists fared little better and were trusted by a mere 24 per cent of respondents. That sets them below bankers, estate agents and lawyers.
Nurses came out on top, with 93 per cent of people trusting them to tell the truth, followed by teachers, scientists and judges.
Here is the full list of how survey respondants ranked 24 professions in terms of trustworthiness:
- Television news readers
- The ordinary man/woman in the street
- Civil Servants
- Managers in the NHS
- Charity chief executives
- Trade union officials
- Local councillors
- Business leaders
- Estate agents
- Government ministers
- Politicians generally