Politicians and bankers are the least trustworthy professionals according to the British public.
Research from the Co-operative Bank shows of 3,000 respondents, 57% distrusted politicians the most.
In the wake of the financial crisis and the exposure of bonus culture, bankers came in at a close second with 43% of the vote.
The ranking of the least trustworthy professionals goes on to list (in order of unpopularity): journalists, car salesmen, estate agents, electricians, plumbers, builders, car mechanics and footballers.
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Doctors, teachers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics were listed as the most trusted professionals.
Half of Brits say they are less trusting than they were last year, and blame the recession (24%), poor service levels (40%) and society becoming more selfish (42%) for their increasing cynicism.
"These results are very unsettling," says John Hughes, business leader of retail products at The Co-operative Bank.
"For the sake of economic stability, it is imperative that the British public has confidence in its government, financial services sector and the housing market."
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