Tuesday 17 October 2017

Majority keep 'faith' in media

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

THE majority of people continue to trust print and broadcast media, a survey has found.

And while the popularity of sites like Facebook and Twitter is growing, the vast majority of people continue to place their faith in more traditional media for their news.

The study examining faith in news and information services revealed women were generally more trusting than men.

Some 78pc of women aged between 30 and 39 trusted what they read in Irish newspapers, compared with 64pc of men in the same age group.

And interestingly, more people in Dublin were inclined to have faith in newspapers than outside of the capital, at 76pc and 69pc respectively.

Radio stations here topped the table, with 88pc of women in their 30s placing their trust in the broadcasters, compared with 78pc of men. Those living outside Dublin had more trust than those living in the capital.

Some 85pc of women trusted RTE, compared with 78pc of men. And 58pc of men would log on to websites like the journal.ie and broadsheet.ie compared with 67pc of women.

Irish Independent

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