Trust in news sources

Oct 9, 2018

Q. How much trust do you have in what you read in the following newspapers and news websites?

  Total a lot /some

trust

  A lot of trust Some trust Not much trust No trust at all Don’t know
ABC news websites 69%   21% 48% 16% 9% 6%
The Australian 59%   12% 47% 22% 11% 9%
The Guardian Australia website 55%   10% 45% 23% 11% 12%
News.com.au 55%   10% 45% 27% 12% 7%
Sydney Morning Herald 54%   13% 41% 25% 11% 10%
The Age 53%   9% 44% 24% 13% 11%
Nine.com.au 53%   8% 45% 27% 13% 6%
The Telegraph 49%   10% 39% 26% 14% 11%
Herald Sun 46%   8% 38% 27% 15% 11%
Yahoo 7 News website 45%   6% 39% 29% 16% 9%
Courier Mail 44%   6% 38% 30% 15% 13%
Daily Mail website 39%   6% 33% 31% 21% 10%

* Note : Percentages based only on respondents who had read/used each newspaper/website

Overall, among those who have read or used them, the most trusted news sources were the ABC news websites (69%), The Australian (59%), The Guardian Australia (55%) and news.com.au (55%).

The least trusted were The Daily Mail (39%) and The Courier Mail (44%).

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