Trust in almost all occupations is fading (especially for journalists and politicians)

A new survey has shown the most and least trusted jobs.

Respondents to the YouGov survey were asked: "How much do you trust the following to tell the truth?"

Family doctors remained the most respected in the tracker survey, with 87 per cent saying they trusted those in the profession "a great deal" or "a fair amount".

Journalists on red-top, tabloid newspapers were trusted the least of the professions surveyed, with only eight per cent indicating any trust in those working in the profession.

The majority of the occupations surveyed showed a decline in trust from a decade ago, with only judges, company executives and Conservative politicians showing an increase in trust since 2003.

Upmarket and mid-market journalists saw the greatest decline in trust.

To see the results over time, see the visualisation below (figures as a per cent):

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