Here are the 5 Most and Least Trusted Professions Around the World

A new trustworthiness Ipsos poll carried out by Ipsos MORI, a UK Market research company, has found that people all the world regard scientists as the most trusted people.

The results of the survey show that only one in ten people consider scientists as untrustworthy which is extremely low compared to the fact that six in ten of the global public regard them as trustworthy.

Doctors follow as the second trustworthy profession (56% trustworthy) while teachers (52%) come in third.


Dr Chibawanye Ene is a US-based Nigerian Doctor whose research could be the key to fighting brain cancer (twitter/APCUKingdom)

Commenting on the poll, Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos MORI, says: “It has been said that we no longer trust experts. This study shows that in fact, scientists are held in high esteem all over the world. Many professions have high levels of trust. As our new report, Trust: the truth shows, trust is not in a new acute crisis.”


The least trusted group in all countries polled comes as no surprise to anyone as the votes put politicians at the end of the list.

Here are the five most and least trusted professions around the world:

  • Scientists — 60 per cent
  • Doctors — 56 per cent
  • Teachers — 52 per cent


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  • Government ministers — 12 per cent
  • Politicians generally — 9 per cent

Meanwhile, a Nigerian scientist named Mansurah Abdulazeez is developing an innovative cancer cure from plants.


Mansurah Abdulazeez is fighting cancer with Nigerian plants (Credit: Mansurah Abdulazeez)

Written by How Africa

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