Media and Politics
Almost unanimously, the public believes that in Greece there is excessive dependence of both journalists (92.5%) and the media (93.5%) on governments and/or political parties –63.5% of the sample state “strongly agree” in both cases.
Also almost unanimously (95%) the public respond that media and political interdependence reduces their trust in journalists –“strongly agree” say 75%.
When asked about the involvement of journalists in active politics, 46.5% of the participants responded that “even though it is legal, it negatively affects my opinion”. 33% say “I am not concerned”, while 19% say it is “acceptable”.