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Lawyers Viewed Negatively by Most Americans

I've long known that many people don't like lawyers, but I have to confess, I was surprised to learn just how many. According to a recent Gallup poll (H/T ABA Journal News), a scant 25 percent of Americans have a positive view of the legal field. Only three industries ranked lower: real estate, automobile and oil and gas. Even the folks in the banking industry -- linked to the current foreclosure crisis and our widespread economic woes -- ranked higher than lawyers, with a 28 percent holding a positive image.

So who rates highest? That would be the computer industry, with a positive rating by 62 percent of those surveyed, followed by the restaurant industry, then farming and agriculture.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on August 21, 2009 at 01:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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