30/04/2012 06:31 BST

Politicians Least Trusted Profession In UK, According To Survey

Politicians are the least trusted profession in the UK, being more distrusted than bankers, estate agents and premiership footballers, according to a new poll.

A survey conducted by YouGov for RatedPeople.com, assessed a range of professions on four criteria: value for money, honesty, reliability and quality of work.

The vast majority of people said politicians were poor or very poor for reliability (62%), honesty (70%) and overall quality of work (57%).

The only positive news for politicians is they were not rated the worst in value for money, as they were beaten by premiership footballers. 76% said footballers were poor or very poor value for money, while only 60% said the same for politicians.

The UK’s most trusted professionals are as follows:

1. Teachers

2. Gardeners

3. Electricians

4. Plumbers

5. Roofers

6. Builders

7. Bankers

8. Estate Agents

9. Premiership Footballers

10. Politicians