Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Reputation of Business in the Dumps

The Pew Research Center recently released results of a telephone survey of US adults regarding (among other things) their opinions of various professions. Apparently, most people don't share the opinion of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein who said his firm is doing "God's work" in helping companies grow. Here are the professions ordered by the percent of people who think the profession contributes a lot to the well-being of society.
  • Members of the Military 84%
  • Teachers 77%
  • Scientists 70%
  • Medical Doctors 69%
  • Engineers 64%
  • Clergy 40%
  • Journalists 38%
  • Artists 31%
  • Lawyers 23%
  • Business Executives 21%
Doesn't moving assets to higher-valued uses contribute a lot to the well-being of society? Sad


  1. I am not sure what you are complaining about you are up right there at 77%!

  2. I'm worried about all those business executives out there creating value who people don't seem to recognize. You know it's bad when your group ends up with a lower rating than the lawyers. Ouch!