ITV News Index: 51% want statutory media regulation

Just over half the British public want the Government to introduce statutory regulation of the media, according to the ITV News Index carried out by ComRes:

  • 51% want to see statutory media regulation
  • 20% disagree
  • 29% dont know

Asked about the current regulation of British newspapers:

  • 6% say current regulations are too tough
  • 48% think they are not tough enough
  • 28% believe the current balance is about right

Asked how trust in the media and police has been affected by the phone hacking scandal:

  • 66% say that they do not have trust in the media
  • 65% say the revelations makes them worried that there is wider corruption among police

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