NZ lawyers more trusted than Australian, survey finds
New Zealand lawyers were trusted by 72% of respondents to a survey which asked who were the most trusted professions and institutions.
Who do we trust? Survey results
|Profession/Institution||NZ %||Australian %|
|Major tech companies||50%||47%|
|The news media||43%||39%|
Respondents were asked what single action would be most likely to decrease trust in a particular group. The report combines results for New Zealand and Australian respondents. For lawyers, 38% said "they behave unethically", followed by "they are dishonest" (30%) and "they do not protect the vulnerable" (7%).
Another question asked how much increased use of technology had impacted the level of trust in different lawyers. The combined result for lawyers found that 45% of respondents opted for "trust them the same", followed by 37% saying "trust them more", 10% saying "trust them less" and 8% selecting "tech use hasn't increased".
Last updated on the 16th September 2019