82 %

Confidence in television is also low, with 82 per cent of respondents reporting they have ‘not very much’ or ‘no confidence at all’ in 2018.

Australians’ confidence in the press and television has declined since respondents were first asked to rate each institution in 1981 and 1995, respectively. Confidence in the press has dropped from 29 per cent in 1981 to 17 per cent in 2018, while confidence in television has declined from 26 per cent in 1995 to 18 per cent in 2018.