I ran across this diagram recently about a survey of people’s perceptions on the most ethical professions. I was especially interested, obviously, in my own profession. At least we aren’t at the bottom, but we’ve certainly lost ground in recent years.
Tell me what you think:
What do you think is today’s most “ethical” profession?
Can we use labels such as this for any profession these days?
What makes a whole profession “ethical”?
In a “less ethical profession, do you know people who are “ethical”?
Is my profession, listed here as clergy, getting better or worse in its perception?
How does your profession rank? Is it a fair assessment?
What makes a profession ethical or not? Is it more perception…or more reality?
What say you?
I guess I’m slightly skeptical of labels, but I’ve seen these type studies before, so examine the diagram then give me your thoughts.