Trust in media in the EU 2009-2018, by medium

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the level of trust in the media in EU 28 countries between 2009 and 2018, broken down by medium. During the survey period it was found that radio was the most trusted medium, with 59 percent of Europeans stating that they tended to trust it in 2018. Television was perceived as the second most reliable medium with 50 percent of respondents tending to trust it in the most recent survey period.

For each of the following media and institutions, please tell me if you tend to trust it or tend not to trust it

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

EU

Survey time period

2009 to 2018**

Number of respondents

27,424*

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

* n (2012) = 26,622, n (2013) = 27,829, n (2014) = 27,901, n (2015) = 27,681, n (2016) = 27,705, n (2017) = 28,055, n (2018) = 27,424.
** Dates of survey were, November 2011, November 3-18, 2012, November 2-17, 2013, November 8-17, 2014, November 7-17, 2015 and November 3-16, 2016, November 5-19, 2017, November 8-22, 2018.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "For each of the following media and institutions, please tell me if you tend to trust it or tend not to trust it."
Figures for years previous to 2017 were published earlier by the source.

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