9Judges - 45%
It's a judge's duty to be impartial, honest and fair when laying out the law. They must be neutral and discerning, not letting their emotions get in the way of the facts of a case. In a field like this, it's not very surprising that they'd feature highly on Gallup's
trustworthy list. Still, like Nursing Home Operators, you might hope their ranking would be a bit better - especially considering how much power they have over people's lives. In some cases, of course, people just don't trust the law in general. Or perhaps they feel that they've been burned in the past. When you consider the fact that no one is perfect, and people have different interpretations of justice, all in all judges stack up pretty well against other professions – specifically compared to those in politics, who tend to have much lower ratings.