Journalists are the third most distrusted professionals in the UK, according to a new survey by the Co-operative Bank.

The poll of 3,000 UK adults put journalists behind politicians and bankers, but ahead of electricians and estate agents.

More than half of those polled (57 per cent) said politicians were the most untrustworthy profession, followed by 43 per cent for bankers. Car salesmen came in joint third place alongside journalists, with 41 per cent saying they were least trustworthy.

Plumbers, builders, car mechanics and footballers made up the rest of the top 10.

On the other side, doctors, teachers and police were cited amongst the most trusted professions.

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