Public trusts journos as much as taxi drivers, suggests survey

Journalists and telemarketers are among the least trusted professions by the public, a survey carried out by Readers Digest suggests.

In the 40 professions surveyed, journalists are at number 32, jointly with taxi drivers.

Telemarketers were 40th, behind door-to-door salespeople, call centre operators, insurance sales people and sex workers. Paramedics were most trusted.

Meanwhile, several journalists and broadcasters featured in the publication’s ranking of the 99 most trusted people.

Ita Buttrose was 26th and the ABC’s Kerry O’Brien was 36th. At the other end Rupert Murodch was 97th and Kyle Sandilands was bottom, at 99th.


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