Public view on the trustworthiness of news media in select EU countries 2017

This statistic shows the share of people with and without populist views who stated that they trust news media in eight Western European countries in a survey from October to December 2017. Based on the survey in late 2017, 47 percent of people with populist views in Germany trusted the news media. By way of comparison, the corresponding figure for those with non-populist views was 78 percent.

Share of people with and without populist views who trust the news media in select European countries in 2017

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Release date

July 2018


Europe, EU

Survey time period

October 30 to December 20, 2017

Number of respondents

Around 1,000 per country

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

Whether a respondent held populist views or not was determined by a pre-survey questionnaire.

Respondents are stated as trusting news media here if they answered the question as to whether they trusted news media with either "a lot" or "somewhat".

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