KUALA LUMPUR, October 14 – A recent survey showed that doctors are the most trusted profession in Malaysia – surpassing teachers who were number one in 2019 – while Malaysians trust politicians the least.
The survey, titled Trust in Professions by market analysts Ipsos, found that doctors held the top spot for the most trusted professions, with 68% of Malaysians seeing them as trustworthy, followed by teachers (65%). , scientists (57%), the armed forces (52%) and judges (49%).
Ipsos noted that the world also trusts doctors the most.
Based on its global survey, the international market research firm said 64% of people around the world consider doctors to be the most trusted profession.
Scientists come second with 61% and teachers third with 55% globally.
“As the country struggles to bring the pandemic under control, all segments of society are forced to play a role in the recovery process. Confidence is a key ingredient to facilitate a broad response, below the confidence that ordinary people have in major professions in society.
“More Malaysians have interacted with the healthcare system than ever before, and this is reflected in the fact that doctors are outperforming teachers as the most trusted profession,” said Lars Erik Lie, associate director of the public affairs department from Ipsos, in a statement on the results of the investigation released today. .
The survey also found that politicians hold the lowest margin of trust among the public, with just 19% of Malaysians seeing them as trustworthy.
The second and third most unreliable professions are ministers at 24%, and just above them, advertisers at 26%.
Ipsos found that Malaysia’s perception of its politicians was the least trustworthy profession shared by their counterparts around the world, holding a meager confidence rating of 10 percent, followed by ministers with 14 percent and directors of the advertising with 15 percent.
“At the other end of the scale, politicians are the ones who trust the least – this is the case all over the world, as well as in Malaysia.
“Like healthcare professionals, politicians and government ministers have been visible faces throughout the pandemic, without reaping the same benefits in terms of confidence in their profession,” said Lie.