According to a telephone survey reported by the WSJ, Americans view firefighters, doctors and nurses as having the most prestigious professions.
The survey compares current data to a similar poll back in 1977. Doctors lost 3% in "prestige points" which is negligible compared to lawyers who are now respected by just 21% of the population, a drop of 15 % since 1977.
Firefighters, Doctors Viewed As Most Prestigious Careers. WSJ.
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