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Firefighters, Nurses are the most Respected Professionals in Canada - Poll Shows by katty : March 15, 2018, 06:04:42 PM
It appears Canadians have the utmost respect for firefighters and nurses — even journalists — but are more wary of lawyers, real estate agents, and politicians.

A new poll from Insights West found that 92 per cent of respondents have a positive opinion of firefighters, while 91 per cent feel the same way about nurses.

Following those are farmers at 88 per cent and doctors at 87 per cent. Also high on the respect scale (above 80 per cent) are teachers, scientists, engineers, veterinarians, and architects.

The poll also found that seven-in-ten Canadians have a positive opinion of dentists, accountants, military officers, police officers, psychiatrists, athletes, and journalists.

Insights West notes that when compared with the same survey last year, the biggest improvements in public opinion were with pollsters, which jumped to 42 per cent from 34 per cent, and with journalists, which went up to 70 per cent from 62 per cent.

More than half of the Canadians polled had a positive opinion of judges (68 per cent), auto mechanics (62 per cent), actors and artists (61 per cent), building contractors (56 per cent), priests and ministers (52 per cent) and bankers (51 per cent).

The lowest ranked professions when it comes to respect, according to the poll, are lawyers, followed by realtors and real estate agents, business executives, pollsters, and car salespeople.

The lowest scoring are politicians, with only 22 per cent saying they have a positive view of the job.

The professions that saw the biggest drop compared with last year’s poll were auto mechanics, actors and artists, and priests and ministers.

“There is an interesting generational gap in the way Canadians perceive police officers,” said Insights West spokesman Mario Canseco, in a statement.

He said one third of Canadians aged 18-to-34 (34 per cent) say they have a negative view of police officers, compared to 23 per cent for those aged 35-to-54 and 19 per cent for those aged 55 and over.

The survey of 1,012 Canadian adults was conducted from March 2 to March 5. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Source : Vancouver Sun

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