The 10 Most Dishonest Professions

10. Local Officeholders – 23%

Even on a local level, people seem to have a hard time trusting politicians. Only 23% of those polled felt that local politicians were ethical or moral. Unfortunately, scandals like the one that happened in the city of Bell, California, has soured people’s perceptions of local politics and local politicians. During an investigation in Bell, it was discovered that city officials’ salaries were some of the highest in the nation – even though the city itself isn’t very wealthy. When investigators looked into the issue a little deeper, they discovered unusually high property taxes, possible voter fraud and other issues which led to demands for the city officials to resign – as well as jail terms for some of those officials. With cases like that in the news, it’s little wonder that people don’t put much faith in their elected politicians. 9. Business Executives – 22%
10. Local Officeholders – 23%