Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Britain’s Most Respected Occupations

October 14, 2021 | Browse more articles -->

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We wanted to know which occupations the British public respect the most and the least, so we asked you!

The data found that Brits rank Firefighters as their most respected profession, followed by Nurses, Medical Doctors, Scientists, and Pharmacists, while Owners of Social Media Platforms rank dead last, behind Journalists, and Car Salespeople.

Here’s a closer look at the occupations ranked with their respect scores:

Occupation Respect Score (out of 100)
Firefighters 92.2
Nurses 91.6
Medical Doctors 90.0
Scientists 86.3
Pharmacists 85.0
Member of our Armed Forces 84.1
Farmers 83.0
Engineers 81.3
Teachers 81.2
Transit Workers 80.3
Veterinarians 80.2
Grocery Store Owners/Clerks 78.3
Airline Pilots 77.5
Private Sector LTC Home Operators 71.5
Police Officers 69.1
Judges 65.7
Lawyers 60.8
Clergy 56.0
Bankers 50.6
Business Executives 50.2
Professional Sports Players 49.7
Radio/TV Talk Show Hosts 49.7
Union Leaders 48.8
Elected Members of Parliament 43.6
Advertising Practitioners 43.0
Car Salespeople 42.4
Journalists 41.1
Owners of Social Media Platforms 39.9


For detailed results and information on methodology, please see here.


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