Leadership | 08.31.21
High Trust in Doctors, Nurses in US, AP-NORC Poll Finds
A new poll shows that most Americans have high levels of trust in physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. The poll, from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that at least seven in 10 Americans believe these healthcare professionals will do the right thing for them and their families “most” or “all of the time.” The high levels of trust included Democrats and Republicans; men and women; and white, Black and Hispanic Americans. "Public health officials should really look to doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to be the megaphone to deliver the message of the importance of getting vaccinated," said Michelle Strollo, senior vice president in NORC's Health Research Group. The survey, conducted in June, involved more than 1,000 adults using a sample drawn from NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel.