Americans love cars, but they don't care much for the people who sell them.
The Gallup Organization asked Americans to judge the honesty and ethics of 21 vocations. Car salespeople ranked 20th and advertising executives 19th.
Only telemarketers ranked lower - 21st.
Six percent said car salespeople were ethical.
Journalists were ranked in the middle of the pack, two rungs above congressmen, with 26 percent of those surveyed ranking this profession as honest and ethical.
For the third straight year, Gallup's survey on honesty and ethics in professions finds that the American public rates nursing as the field with the highest standards of honesty and ethics.
Seventy-nine percent of Americans say nurses have "very high" or "high" ethical standards.
Military officers and high school teachers also ranked high.