THE Yorkshire accent has been voted the most trustworthy in the UK, according to a new survey.

After asking 2,221 people, including employers, to listen to the 15 British accents and asking who they would trust and favour in job interviews, can reveal which area of the UK has the most trustworthy sounding accent. discovered that Brits’ favourite and most trustworthy sounding accent was the Yorkshire accent, earning 60 per cent of the vote.

The perhaps quintessentially ‘northern English’ accent is often perceived as one of the most pleasing to the ear, perfect for outbound work calls. Participants often described the accent as ‘intelligent’ and ‘calming.’

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In second place is Received Pronunciation, with 57 per cent of the vote. It is often referred to as Received Standard or The Queen’s English and is mostly found in Hertfordshire, London, and Kent.

The Edinburgh accent comes in at third place with 52 per cent of the vote. This accent differs greatly from the Glaswegian and is generally considered to be a softer with a much rounder sound.

Participants said they would hire someone with the Edinburgh accent, with many participants describing this accent as ‘soothing’ and ‘friendly’; features hiring managers and interviewers value.

Following as the fourth, fifth and sixth most trustworthy are the Welsh, Newcastle (Geordie) and Bolton (Boltonian) where they received 48%, 40% and 38% of the votes respectively.

With the UK being a hotbed for such a variety of accents, it’s no surprise that some are deemed untrustworthy. Unfortunately, even the Peaky Blinders association couldn’t bump them up. Brummies come in last place with only four per cent of people deeming their accent as trustworthy.

The Birmingham accent is often described as ‘slow’ and ‘monotone’; studies have shown that speaking slowly could mean that people are perceived as ‘slow-witted’ and fast talkers are considered more ‘persuasive’.

During interviews, employers are often looking for the persuasive, problem-solving type.

Merely escaping last place are Scousers, with only eight per cent of the vote.

As one of the most distinctive accents within the UK, participants often described them as sounding ‘unintelligent’ and ‘intimidating’. In spite of this, it is said that the employers often see a distinctive accent as ‘memorable’ and ‘distinguishing’.