Trust in media commentators

Oct 8, 2012

Q. How much trust do you have in the following media commentators and journalists?

 

5 September 2011

This week

 

 

Total a lot/ some trust

Total not much/ no trust

Total a lot/ some trust

Total not much/ no trust

Total know them

A lot of trust

Some trust

Not much trust

No trust

Not sure

Laurie Oakes

75%

17%

72%

19%

84%

29%

43%

11%

8%

9%

George Negus

75%

16%

69%

21%

88%

20%

49%

14%

7%

10%

Tony Jones

54%

29%

53%

29%

55%

16%

37%

17%

12%

18%

Michelle Grattan

47%

34%

48%

28%

42%

15%

33%

17%

11%

24%

Neil Mitchell

42%

40%

46%

34%

47%

11%

35%

19%

15%

20%

Andrew Bolt

43%

42%

39%

46%

61%

12%

26%

16%

29%

16%

Jon Faine

38%

40%

38%

35%

36%

11%

26%

22%

13%

27%

Alan Jones

38%

49%

22%

67%

89%

8%

15%

15%

53%

10%

Respondents have the most trust in Laurie Oakes (72%) and George Negus (69%), with a high proportion of respondents aware of who they are.

Respondents have the least trust in Alan Jones (22%), with 53% of those that know him stating that they have no trust in him and 15% stating they do not have much trust in him (total 67% no trust).

Comparing the results to when the last time the question was polled a year ago on 5 September 2011, trust has fallen in George Negus (from 65% to 69%), Andrew Bolt (from 43% to 39%) and Alan Jones (from 38% to 22%).

In respect of Alan Jones, total not much/no trust rose considerably from 49% in September 2011 to 67% this week.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Coalition voters are the most likely to have trust in Alan Jones (36% total a lot/ some trust) whilst both Labor voters and Greens voters are the most likely to not trust him (each 79% total not much/ no trust).

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