YouGov Poll: 51% think newspapers should be required by law to join an independent regulator, only 3% trust a regulator set up by the press

“The full results of the poll are available on the YouGov website [pdf].

This poll is consistent with a number of others which have been carried out over recent years.

These polls show a consistent lack of confidence in the press’ own self regulatory bodies – for example, a 2015 YouGov poll for Hacked Off showed that 78% would choose Leveson over IPSO, with only 14% supporting that body.
There is strong public support for legal intervention in press regulation – for example a 2013 poll carried out by ComRes for ITN News [pdf] showed that 63% of respondents agreed that “The newspaper industry does not seem to have learned the lessons from the hacking scandal and should face statutory regulation“.”

Inforrm's Blog

opinion_pollAn opinion poll carried out by YouGov for IMPRESS [pdf] shows overwhelming public support for independent regulation of the press, with a majority favouring compulsory membership of an independent regulator.  There is negligible public trust in a regulator set up by newspaper publishers.

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