YouGov Poll: 57% favour tougher press regulation, 59% have no confidence in press regulation established by the newspapers

10 01 2017

Illustration depicting a sign with a public opinion concept.

Despite a one-sided propaganda campaign by the press to turn their readers against the Leveson reforms, a new YouGov poll [pdf] suggests that the vast majority of the public continue to want tougher regulation of the press, support the full package of  reforms and have no faith in the regulator set up by the newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »





YouGov Poll: 51% think newspapers should be required by law to join an independent regulator, only 3% trust a regulator set up by the press

11 12 2016

opinion_pollAn opinion poll carried out by YouGov for IMPRESS [pdf] shows overwhelming public support for independent regulation of the press, with a majority favouring compulsory membership of an independent regulator.  There is negligible public trust in a regulator set up by newspaper publishers. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: New Poll shows public wants legislation to implement Leveson

25 04 2015

Opinon PollA YouGov poll of 1717 adults taken over 11-12 April 2015 for the Hacked Off Campaign has found that the public do not believe that press behaviour has improved since the phone hacking scandal, with almost 3 in 5 wanting tougher regulation of the press, and the same proportion wanting further Parliamentary action to deliver it. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Reform Coalition: Poll shows strong support for action on media ownership

12 04 2015

Opinon PollFigures in a new poll reveal that there is overwhelming public support for action to confront the unaccountable power of media proprietors in the UK. 74 per cent believe that, in order to own a UK newspaper, radio station or TV channel, companies should be based in the UK and pay full UK tax while 61 per cent are in favour of compulsory rules (such as independent editorial boards) in order to limit the influence of owners over editorial output. Read the rest of this entry »





The Sun’s Poll about Press Regulation in Context – Media Standards Trust

21 10 2013

the-sun-poll-200x150On Wednesday The Sun published the results of a YouGov poll about press regulation. The newspaper claims [£] that their poll shows that the public has “deep reservations about politicians’ ‘Ministry of Truth’ plans for Press regulation.” Read the rest of this entry »





News: Opinion Poll, 63% think newspapers should face statutory regulation

11 10 2013

opinion_pollIn an Opinion Poll carried out by ComRes for ITN News [pdf], 63% of respondents agreed that “The newspaper industry does not seem to have learned the lessons from the hacking scandal and should face statutory regulation“.  Only 16% of respondents disagreed.  The poll was carried out on 4 to 6 October 2013.  it was reported by ITN but not by in any newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: Opinion Poll shows that 50% of public back cross-party charter and 69% favour tougher press regulation

24 07 2013

opinion_pollA new opinion poll carried by YouGov [pdf] and commissioned by the Media Standards Trust shows that 50% of respondents favour the Cross-Party Royal Charter setting up a recognition panel while only 13% favour the PressBoF charter.  A total of 69% of respondents favour tougher press regulation, with only 4% in favour of less tough regulation and 18% in favour of the current level. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Another survey shows that the public support anonymity for arrested suspects

3 06 2013

The “Independent” has reported the results of a Com Res Opinion poll [pdf] which shows that 63% of the public think that suspects should normally remain anonymous on arrest. The vociferous press campaign against anonymity over the past 2 months does not appear to have had any appreciable effect on public opinion. Read the rest of this entry »