I am happy to report that journalists are better liked! In 2007, only 13% of Americans granted "very great prestige" to the job of journalist. This year, a dramatic increase to 18%.
Firefighter remains #1, with scientists, doctors, and nurses close behind, all in the mid-50s in percent.
The sad thing? Journalist ranks behind members of Congress and lawyers. Lawyers? Hell, that's downright embarrassing. The lowest prestige tested was for real estate agent, with 6% of Americans granting it great prestige, probably all of them Realtors or family of Realtors.