It turns out journalists (search) are significantly more ethical than the average adult.

A rash of recent high-profile blunders has dragged down opinions of the press.

However, a study done by professors at University of Missouri-Columbia and Louisiana State University shows when it comes to ethics (search), journalists rank near the top of the list.

Researchers using a decades-old model for assessing one's morals determined that members of media rank just below seminarians, doctors and medical students.

The results even surprised the researchers.

The test also found the least ethical people are junior high students (search), who came in behind prison inmates.