Sex workers more trusted than journalists

By Matt Jones
Updated November 6 2012 - 2:10am, first published June 22 2011 - 6:25am
Sex workers more trusted than journalists
Sex workers more trusted than journalists

The pen may be mightier than the sword but it isn’t necessarily more trusted, with journalists ranked behind sex workers in a Reader’s Digest survey.The Digest’s annual survey asked more than 1000 Australians to rank 45 professions from most to least trusted.Journalists ranked 40th, one spot behind sex workers, but four places ahead of politicians.Predictably, telemarketers hold the unflattering title of the least trusted profession in the country.Lawyers (33rd), bankers (34th), council workers (35th), tow truck drivers (36th), CEOs (37th), celebrities (38th), taxi drivers (41st), real estate agents (43rd) and car salesmen (44th) rounded out the bottom end of the list.Australia’s most trusted profession lived up to its name, with paramedics taking out the top spot for the eighth year running.We also place our trust in firefighters, pilots, rescue volunteers, nurses, pharmacists, farmers, medical specialists, GPs and veterinarians.Public health specialist and former Australian of the Year Fiona Stanley topped an accompanying list of most trusted people, while king of sleaze Shane Warne is Australia’s least trusted person, followed closely by AFL bad boy Brendan Fevola.

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