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Jun 27, 2019
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Trust in Media Outlets

Q. How much trust do you have in what you read or hear in the following media? NET: A lot of trust/Some trust

June 2019 Oct’18
SBS TV news and current affairs 60% 61%
ABC radio news and current affairs 58% 57%
Commercial TV news and current affairs 47% 48%
News and opinion in daily newspapers 46% 44%
News and opinion in local newspapers 46% 47%
ABC radio talkback programs 45% 44%
Commercial radio news and current affairs 44% 44%
News and opinion websites 37% 39%
Commercial radio talkback programs 34% 35%
Internet blogs 19% 17%
  • A majority of people had at least some trust in SBS TV news (60%) and ABC radio news (57%), while none of the other sources gained above 50%.
  • There was little change from last year in the levels of trust recorded for each media source.
  • There were few significant differences by age, gender, income or highest level of education attained.
Mar 13, 2019
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Trust

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Party Labor Party Unsure Difference between Liberal and Labor
Border Protection 45% 26% 29% +19
Security and the war on terrorism 42% 26% 32% +16
Management of the economy 44% 29% 27% +15
Controlling interest rates 39% 27% 34% +12
Managing population growth 37% 27% 35% +10
Political leadership 37% 32% 32% +5
Ensuring a fair taxation system 35% 36% 29% -1
Treatment of asylum seekers 33% 34% 33% -1
Ensuring a quality water supply 32% 33% 35% -2
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 36% 39% 25% -3
Standing up to big business 33% 37% 30% -5
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 32% 39% 29% -6
Housing affordability 30% 38% 32% -7
Ensuring a quality education for all children 32% 39% 29% -8
Protecting the environment 28% 36% 36% -8
Addressing climate change 27% 36% 37% -10
Fair wages and workplace conditions 28% 46% 26% -18

More people trust the Liberal party than Labor on Border Protection, Security and the war on terrorism, Management of the economy, Controlling interest rates, Managing population growth and Political leadership.

Policy areas in which there is more trust in Labor include Fair wages and workplace conditions, Addressing climate change, Protecting the environment and Ensuring a quality education for children.

Mar 13, 2019
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Trust in institutions

Q. How much trust do you have in the following institutions and organisations?

  NET: Total Trust A lot of trust Some trust A little trust No trust Unsure Sep 2018 Oct 2017 Sep 2016
Federal police 66% 28% 37% 21% 9% 4% 70% 71% 63%
State police 66% 28% 38% 20% 10% 4% 67% 67% 63%
The High Court 58% 23% 35% 23% 13% 6% 61% 61% 57%
The ABC 51% 19% 32% 27% 14% 8% 54% 52% 53%
Charitable organisations 50% 13% 37% 30% 14% 6% 47% 46% 43%
The Reserve Bank 49% 18% 31% 26% 17% 9% 50% 49% 47%
Your local council 43% 10% 33% 33% 18% 6% 42% 38% 36%
Environment groups 43% 14% 29% 28% 21% 7% 42% 42% 39%
The Commonwealth public service 42% 10% 32% 35% 14% 9% 39% 38% 36%
State Parliament 36% 9% 27% 31% 27% 6% 31% 31% 26%
Federal Parliament 35% 10% 25% 29% 29% 8% 28% 30% 26%
Business groups 31% 5% 26% 37% 23% 9% 29% 28% 27%
Trade unions 31% 7% 23% 26% 33% 10% 25% 25% 25%
Religious organisations 27% 7% 20% 24% 42% 7% 28% 26% 26%
Political parties 22% 4% 17% 34% 37% 7% 15% 18% 14%

Trust is highest for the Federal and State police (66%), the High Court (58%). More than half of Australians have trust in the ABC (51%) and half trust charitable organisations (50%).

Trust is lowest for political parties (22%) and religious organisations (27%), Trade Unions (31%) and Business groups (31%).

Feb 13, 2019
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Trust to implement recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission

Q. Who do you trust to implement the recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission?   

Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party 23% 28% 18% 21% 18% 29%
Bill Shorten and the Labor Party 27% 30% 25% 27% 30% 25%
No difference 35% 34% 37% 33% 37% 36%
Don’t know 15% 9% 20% 19% 15% 10%

Over a third of people (35%) believe it will make no difference whether a Coalition or Labor Government implement the recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission.

Males (28%) and voters over the age of 55 (29%) are most likely to trust the Coalition to deliver the recommendations.

Total Labor Liberal + National Greens NET: Other
Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party 23% 5% 56% 6% 17%
Bill Shorten and the Labor Party 27% 60% 5% 32% 8%
No difference 35% 26% 29% 45% 58%
Don’t know 15% 9% 9% 18% 16%

Trust to deliver the Banking Royal Commission recommendations generally follow party voting intention, with 60% of Labor voters, and 56% of Coalition voters trusting their own party.

Greens voters (45%) and minor party/independent voters (58%) are most likely to think it will no make a difference who implements the recommendations.

Oct 9, 2018
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Trust in media

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%).

Oct 9, 2018
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Trust in news sources

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%).

Sep 25, 2018
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Trust in Institutions

Q. How much trust do you have in the following institutions and organisations?

  Total

trust

  A lot of trust Some trust A little trust No trust Don’t know % change   Total trust Oct 15 Total trust Sep 16 Total trust Oct 17
Federal police 70% 31% 39% 18% 7% 5% -1 67% 63% 71%
State police 67% 30% 37% 22% 8% 3% 68% 63% 67%
The High Court 61%   24% 37% 22% 11% 6%   60% 57% 61%
The ABC 54%   16% 38% 26% 12% 8% +2   55% 53% 52%
The Reserve Bank 50%   15% 35% 28% 125% 8% +1   51% 47% 49%
Charitable organisations 47%   12% 35% 36% 12% 4% +1   49% 43% 46%
Environment groups 42%   10% 32% 33% 18% 6%   42% 39% 42%
Your local council 42%   9% 33% 37% 18% 4% +4   40% 36% 38%
The Commonwealth Public Service 39%   7% 32% 36% 16% 9% +1   38% 36% 38%
State Parliament 31%   7% 24% 33% 31% 6%   32% 26% 31%
Business groups 29%   3% 26% 43% 19% 9% +1   30% 27% 28%
Federal Parliament 28%   6% 22% 32% 35% 6% -2   32% 26% 30%
Religious organisations 28%   6% 22% 26% 39% 7% +2   30% 26% 26%
Trade unions 25%   5% 20% 35% 31% 9%   27% 25% 25%
Political parties 15% 2% 13% 35% 44% 6% -3 16% 14% 18%

 

Note: ‘Total Trust’ is an aggregate figure achieved by adding ‘A lot of trust’ and ‘Some trust’

 

Overall, trust in institutions has changed little since this question was asked in October, 2017.

 

Respondents had most trust in the Federal police (70%), State police (67%), the High Court (61%), the ABC (54%) and the Reserve Bank (50%). They had least trust in political parties (15%), trade unions (25%), religious organisations (28%), Federal Parliament (28%) and business groups (29%).

 

The main change since the last poll were for local council (up 4%) and political parties (down 3%).

Jun 19, 2018
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Party trust to handle issues

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Differ-ence Differ-ence

Jan 2018

Security and the war on terrorism 42% 25% 33%   +17 +18
Management of the economy 39% 33% 28%   +6 +10
Controlling interest rates 35% 29% 36%   +6 +4
Political leadership 34% 32% 34%   +2 -2
Managing population growth 32% 30% 38%   +2 +3
Ensuring a quality water supply 30% 31% 39%   -1 +1
Treatment of asylum seekers 31% 33% 36%   -2 +1
Addressing climate change 26% 33% 41%   -7 -14
Ensuring a fair taxation system 30% 38% 32%   -8 -11
Ensuring a quality education for all children 30% 39% 31%   -9 -11
Housing affordability 26% 35% 39%   -9 -12
Protecting the environment 26% 35% 39%   -9 -12
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 30% 40% 30%   -10 -11
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 38% 33%   -10 -10
A fair industrial relations system 28% 40% 32%   -12 -13

 

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+17, down 1 since January), management of the economy (+6, down 4) and controlling interest rates (+6, up 2).

 

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (+12, down 1), protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries (+10, no change) and ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system  (+10, down 1).

 

Since this question was asked in January, the Labor Party has improved its position against the Liberal Party on management of the economy (up 4) while losing ground on addressing climate change (down 7).

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