Trust in media

Oct 9, 2018

Q. How much trust do you have in what you read or hear in the following media?

  Total a lot /some

trust

  A lot of trust Some trust Not much trust No trust at all Don’t know Don’t use % change   Total a lot /some

Oct 17

ABC TV news and current affairs 62%   19% 43% 14% 9% 5% 10% -1   63%
SBS TV news and current affairs 61%   18% 43% 14% 6% 5% 15%   61%
ABC radio news and current affairs 57%   17% 40% 17% 8% 4% 14% -1   58%
Commercial TV news and current affairs 48%   8% 40% 29% 12% 5% 7% +3   45%
News and opinion in local newspapers 47%   6% 41% 27% 9% 4% 13% +3   44%
ABC radio talkback programs 44%   8% 36% 22% 10% 5% 20%   44%
News and opinion in daily newspapers 44%   6% 38% 28% 10% 5% 12% +2   42%
Commercial radio news and current affairs 44%   5% 39% 28% 11% 5% 13% +3   41%
News and opinion websites 39%   4% 35% 32% 11% 5% 13% -1   40%
Commercial radio talkback programs 35%   4% 31% 29% 14% 5% 18%   35%
Internet blogs 17%   2% 15% 34% 22% 6% 20% -3   20%

Overall, there has been little change in trust in media since this question was asked 12 months ago.

 

The most trusted media were ABC TV news and current affairs (62% a lot/some trust), SBS TV news and current affairs (61%) and ABC radio news and current affairs (57%).

 

The least trusted were internet blogs (17%) and commercial radio talkback programs (35%).

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