“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“.”
An 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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