Q. Rupert Murdoch owns most of Australia’s metropolitan newspapers including the Australian, Herald Sun, the Telegraph and the Courier Mail. Should the Government allow one company to own the majority of Australia’s major newspapers?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Should not allow||50%||56%||47%||56%|
50% think Rupert Murdoch should not be allowed to own the majority of Australia’s major newspapers and only 15% think he should be allowed. Those most strongly opposed were aged 55+ (61%) and people earning over $1,600pw (55%). Comments »
Q. How much trust do you have in what you read or hear in the following media?
|A lot||Some||Not much||None||Don’t know/use|
|ABC TV news and current affairs||25%||45%||14%||3%||13%|
|ABC radio news and current affairs||20%||42%||15%||4%||19%|
|Commercial TV news and current affairs||9%||55%||26%||5%||5%|
|News and opinion in daily newspapers||9%||53%||26%||4%||7%|
|Commercial radio news and current affairs||7%||47%||29%||6%||10%|
|ABC radio talkback programs||6%||39%||24%||5%||25%|
|News and opinion websites||5%||44%||31%||6%||15%|
|Commercial radio talkback programs||3%||35%||32%||11%||19%|
ABC TV and radio news and current affairs were the most trusted media (25% and 20% respectively have a lot of trust).
Commercial TV news and current affairs programs have the highest consumption, but only 9% say they have a lot of trust in them.
And although consumption of newspapers and internet news sites is very similar, newspapers are considered more trustworthy (62% compared to 49% have a lot/some trust in them). Comments »
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