Poll Shows Accountants at Top of Approval Rate

A new survey conducted by MarkTrend Research of Vancouver shows that British Columbians publicly approve of Certified General Accountants (CGA). The trust factor is well intact for these professionals, according to the survey.

The survey ranks eight different groups and this year’s survey puts accountants, police officers, doctors and educators among those most highly revered. The researchers interviewed 503 people in random telephone interviews. Of those, 94 percent gave CGAs favorable to very favorable ratings while 93 percent gave Chartered Accountants the same ratings.

Behind accountants, the survey ranked police officers (92 percent), doctors (90 percent), and public school teachers (86 percent). Judges and lawyers were found near the bottom of the list at 71 percent and 62 percent, respectively.

MarkTrends conducts similar polls six or more times per year to provide an ongoing idea of how British Columbians respond to current issues. The report, which is titled The Bulletin, provides the government and the public information on the political, economic and social climate of British Columbia.

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