Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022
About this report
This is the third report about trust in news in Aotearoa New Zealand produced by the AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD). The study behind the report is in collaboration with the Reuters Institute for the Study of journalism. With permission from the institute’s researchers, we have used the same survey questions to investigate trust in news and comparable sampling method used in their annual Digital News Reports to measure news trust. This allows us international comparisons about levels of trust in the news – in 2021, the Reuters survey covered 46 countries. Our 2022 survey also asked New Zealanders about their news consumption and paying for the news. Questions related to paying for news also mirror those in the Reuters study, allowing us international comparisons about news consumption and payments. As in 2021, survey data for our 2022 report was collected by New Zealand online market research company Horizon Research Ltd. The production of this report was funded by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and it has ethics approval from the AUT Ethics Committee (AUTEC).