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).
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