This Eurobarometer survey  explores citizen’s opinions about the diversity of views available in the media, and their perceptions of media independence. In particular, the survey covers the following areas:

  • Views about the variety of opinions and views presented in the media;
  • Perceptions of the independence of both the general and public service media;
  • Trust in the information provided by the media;
  • Awareness of the national media regulator, and opinions about its independence;
  • Participation in debates on social media;
  • Online encounters with hate speech and threats, and the influence this has on participation
Tags: Media pluralism Public broadcasting Hate speech Trust in media EU Member States
Publication Date: 14/11/2016
Source: Eurobarometer
Dataset format: xls
Accessibility: free