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Are Lawyers Trusted?

Following last month’s media frenzy that erstwhile Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had taped his conversations with the president and other clients, perhaps it’s no wonder so few voters trust lawyers.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of U.S. Likely Voters don’t trust lawyers. Just 29% say they do, and nearly as many (28%) aren’t sure whether lawyers are trustworthy or not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters  was conducted on July 29-30, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters  was conducted on July 29-30, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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