Americans give members of Congress extremely low ratings on honesty and ethics, according to a survey from Gallup released Monday.
The poll tested 22 professions, asking respondents to measure the honesty and ethical standards of each. Only 10 percent of Americans rated the honesty and ethics of Congressional members as "high" or "very high." Fifty-four percent gave lawmakers on Capitol Hill the lowest marks possible — the highest negative rating of any profession included in the survey.
Congressional members only outpace car salespeople, whose honesty and ethics rated the lowest in the survey. Nurses were rated as the most honest and ethical.