Pharmacists were scored “very high” and “high” for honesty and ethics by 73 percent of the people who participated in the annual USA Today/Gallup Poll in December 2006. That’s up from 67 percent who gave them those scores in the 2005 poll. That puts pharmacists in second place again this year – the same as last year – behind only nurses, who had 84 percent giving them the high scores this year, compared to 82 percent last year. The poll results were made available by the National Community Pharmacists Association. The poll asked Americans to rank 23 professions on their honesty and ethical standards. Telephone interviews were conducted with 1,009 adults between Dec. 8 and 10. Veterinarians ranked third highest, with 71 percent giving them the higher scores.