Prostitutes in China are considered more trustworthy than government officials, according to an online survey conducted by Insight China magazine. A total of 7.9% of the 3,376 participants in the survey said sex industry workers are trustworthy, putting them at third in the rankings after farmers and religious workers, AFP reported. Soldiers and students came in fourth and fifth respectively, while state-owned newspaper China Daily said on Tuesday that scientists and teachers ranked "way below, and that government functionaries, too, scored hardly better." However, an editorial in the newspaper noted that "given the constant feed of scandals involving the country’s elite," government officials might be happy they didn’t finish even lower. The least credible characters are real estate developers, secretaries, agents, entertainers and directors, the survey found.