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Trust doesn't count for much

One wonders what the Government will make of the latest survey findings from Ipsos MORI, showing that, yet again, doctors are the most trusted of the professions.

One wonders what the Government will make of the latest survey findings from Ipsos MORI, showing that, yet again, doctors are the most trusted of the professions.



The poll, of more than 2,000 adults, left teachers, professors, judges and priests trailing well behind.

In fact the same has been true every year since the poll started in 1983, whereas politicians seem to have attracted somewhat less trust from the public.

According to the latest findings 76% do not trust politicians to tell the truth.

Pulse is only surprised that the Government has not, as was the case with the last Patient Experience survey, instructed Ipsos to go back and come back with some findings it can better twist. Maybe even the kings of spin would struggle with this one. And what is 25 years of trust when it comes to forging Government policy after all?

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