Poll: Four out of five adults no longer trust the media

A ComRes poll for ITV News at Ten found that 80 per cent of people no longer trust the media in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.

Just 10 per cent of those polled said they had trust in the media, while a majority of the public – 82 per cent – believe News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks should resign following damaging allegations against the News of the World.

Fifty per cent of people believed Prime Minister David Cameron had dealt with the scandal badly – and two-thirds feel he showed poor judgement in hiring former NoW editor Andy Coulson as his communications director.

Three in four are now worried about wider corruption in the police force and more than half do not trust party leaders to rid British politics or the police of corruption

Three quarters of the public (72 per cent) believe that the Coalition Government should reconsider the decision to allow the takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation, while just 8 per cent disagree.

Alleged police involvement in the phone hacking scandal has lead to concern that there is wider corruption in the police force – a statement that 77 per cent pf people agreed with.

  • ComRes interviewed 2025 adults in the UK online between July 8-10. Data was were weighted to be demographically representative of all UK adults.

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