Trust in media commentators and journalists

Jun 30, 2015

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

Total a lot/some

A lot of trust

Some trust

Not much trust

No trust at all

Don’t know

Total a lot/some Oct 2012

% know them

Laurie Oakes

71%

25%

46%

14%

5%

10%

72%

77%

Sarah Ferguson

51%

12%

39%

19%

10%

20%

50%

Tony Jones

51%

11%

40%

21%

11%

15%

53%

54%

Mark Riley

51%

9%

42%

21%

8%

20%

42%

Michelle Grattan

49%

12%

37%

22%

9%

20%

48%

37%

Neil Mitchell

47%

9%

38%

25%

11%

17%

46%

45%

Chris Uhlmann

46%

11%

35%

22%

12%

20%

35%

Jon Faine

40%

7%

33%

23%

12%

24%

38%

33%

Andrew Bolt

38%

11%

27%

20%

30%

12%

39%

65%

Alan Jones

29%

6%

23%

29%

29%

12%

22%

80%

* Note : Percentages based only on respondents who knew of each commentator/journalist.

The most trusted media commentators and journalists were Laurie Oakes (71%), Sarah Ferguson, Tony Jones and Mark Riley (all 51%).

The least trusted were Alan Jones (29%) and Andrew Bolt (38%).

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