Britons trust politicians less than car salesmen: poll
[ 2007-05-11 16:17 ]
Politicians are the least
trusted people in Britain.
Politicians are the least trusted people in Britain, with more faith
placed in car salesmen, a survey released on Tuesday revealed.
The poll of 1,900 readers of Reader's Digest magazine showed that
firefighters inspired trust in 97 percent of respondents, the highest rate
of any profession, followed by pharmacists, pilots, nurses and doctors.
Faith in politicians, however, dropped from an already-low 15 percent
in 2002 to seven percent in the latest poll. Eight percent of respondents
said they trusted car salesmen.
It marks the first time in the survey's history that politicians have
been the least-trusted profession.
Nearly three-quarters of Britons trust the police, compared with 64
percent in 2005, while taxi drivers saw their reputation drop eight
percent in that period to 49