Attorney at DeskSurely it is not breaking news that the Gallup poll shows only 19 percent of respondents find lawyers to be very honest or ethical. In 1976, only 25 percent of those polled found lawyers’ ethics or honesty to be high or very high, and since 1996 that figure has been below 20 percent. Lawyers are only trusted more than members of Congress, insurance and car salespeople, and stockbrokers. That’s hardly a ringing endorsement.
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Insurance Broker  with CoupleI am not a statistician. Frankly, I start to sweat when I look at spreadsheets, tables and charts. I don’t, however, need a table, graph or chart to know that there is a perception that insurance brokers and agents have questionable ethics and are generally thought to be untrustworthy. This is borne out by the Gallup poll, which historically places “insurance salespeople” near the bottom of the rankings for honesty and ethics of various jobholders.
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