Media trust index in Europe 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on trust in the media in the EU 28 countries in 2018, based on trust in such media as television, radio, written press, the internet and social networks. During the survey, it was found that 42 percent of Europeans tended to have medium trust in the media, whereas 39 percent of the EU citizens had low or no trust in the media at all.

Index of respondents' trust towards media in European Union (EU 28) countries in 2018

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

November 8-22, 2018

Number of respondents

27,424 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

For each of the five media (television, radio, written press, Internet, social networks), points were attributed as follows: 1 point for the "tend to trust" answer and 0 points for the "tend not to trust" and "DK" answers. Therefore, each person polled was attributed a media trust index of between 0 and 5. A score of 0 to 1 corresponds to a zero or low media trust index, 2 to 3 to a moderate media trust index and 4 to 5 to a high media trust index.

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