Trust in Media Commentators/Journalists

Sep 5, 2011

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

Total know them Total a lot/some trust Total not much/no trust A lot of trust Some trust Not much trust No trust Not sure
Laurie Oakes 85% 75% 17% 33% 42% 11% 6% 8%
George Negus 91% 75% 16% 27% 48% 12% 4% 9%
Tony Jones 52% 54% 29% 16% 38% 18% 11% 17%
Michelle Grattan 42% 47% 34% 13% 34% 22% 12% 20%
Andrew Bolt 52% 43% 42% 13% 30% 18% 24% 15%
Neil Mitchell 48% 42% 40% 10% 32% 21% 19% 19%
Jon Faine 33% 38% 40% 9% 29% 26% 14% 22%
Alan Jones 84% 38% 49% 9% 29% 16% 33% 13%

The best-known media commentators and journalists were George Negus (91%), Laurie Oakes (85%) and Alan Jones (84%).

Laurie Oakes and George Negus were the most trusted and Alan Jones the least trusted.

(Note: respondents who did not know of each commentator/journalist have been excluded from the above table).