Americans overwhelmingly believe that all financial advisors should be fiduciaries. However, less than 15% actually are. I think we can safely assume that there are MANY people out there who incorrectly believe that their advisor is required to act in their best interest at all times. The article below does a good job of sorting everything out.

https://money.usnews.com/investing/investing-101/articles/what-is-a-fiduciary-financial-advisor-a-guide-to-the-fiduciary-duty