Alexandria, Va. – The results of Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics survey reveal that pharmacists have ranked in the top three for the ninth consecutive year. In this year’s survey, pharmacists ranked second to nurses and ahead of doctors, moving up one place from last year’s survey. Among respondents, 73% rated the honesty and ethical standards of pharmacists as “very high” or “high.”
The survey measures the public’s trust of professionals across diverse disciplines, including but not limited to health care.
“The Gallup survey reflects the unsurpassed value of community pharmacy in improving patient health and reducing healthcare costs across the board,” said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “As the face of neighborhood healthcare, pharmacists are accessible healthcare providers, with nearly all Americans living within five miles of a community pharmacy.”