UK Survey: Trust in journalists in Great Britain (GB) 2013

This statistic shows the level of trust in journalists in Great Britain (GB) on October 17th to 18th, 2013. Journalists of 'upmarket' newpapers were the most trusted. Tabloid newspaper journalists were trusted the least to tell the truth, with a total of 83 percent of respondents stating that they had either not much or no trust at all.

How much do you trust journalists to tell the truth?

Upmarket newspapersMid-market newspapersTabloid newspapers
A great deal4%2%2%
A fair amount32%17%10%
Not much41%45%39%
Not at all17%30%44%
Don't know6%6%5%
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Release date

October 2013


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

October 17th-18th, 2013

Number of respondents

2,311 respondents

Age group


Supplementary notes

Journalists were split into the following three categories: Journalists on "upmarket" newspapers (e.g. Times, Telegraph, Guardian); Journalists on "mid-market" newspapers (e.g. Mail, Express); Journalists on red-top tabloid newspapers (e.g. Sun, Mirror)
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "How much do you trust the following to tell the truth?"

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