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37% of people say lawyers have “very low” ethical standards

Recent Gallup poll finds lawyers are perceived as only slightly more honest and ethical than car salesmen, stockbrokers and telemarketers

With the Congressional approval rating hovering at an all-time low these days (Americans are even supporting pornography and polygamy before their elected representatives), it may not come as a surprise that people are also somewhat jaded about the honesty of their attorneys.

A Gallup poll conducted from Nov.  28 to Dec. 1 found that lawyers are in the bottom half of professions about whose ethical standards and honesty the respondents were least confident.

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