The majority of Europeans – UK, French, German and Greek residents among them – distrust mainstream media coverage of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a recent poll targeting over 4,000 people, reveals.
Greeks appear to have showed the least faith in their domestic media, with a total of 76 percent saying they were ‘fairly’ or ‘totally distrustful’ of mainstream reports on Ukraine. In Germany, the same opinion was shared by 57 percent of respondents.
Britons, on the other hand, have great trust in the mainstream media’s handling of the situation. As many as 55 percent of respondents stated they put a fair amount of trust in the coverage of events in eastern Ukraine by British media. Some 33 percent said it was biased, however.
In France, 47 percent of respondents said they don’t trust the Ukraine conflict coverage.
An average of 54 percent of the European residents put little or no trust in how mainstream media cover the Ukrainian conflict. According to the poll, 39 percent of respondents said they had “not very much” trust in mainstream media when it comes to reporting on the Ukrainian crisis “accurately and fairly,” while 15 percent of all respondents stated they had ‘no faith at all’ left in respect to such media reports. Only according to four percent the reporting was trustworthy.
The survey, which was carried out from March 20 to April 9, 2015 was conducted by the British ICM Research agency for Sputnik News. […]