The Financial Times is the most-trusted news outlet by MPs, according to a new Yougov survey.
Some 70% of 108 UK MPs surveyed by Yougov in July said they trusted the FT. It had the biggest proportion (22%) of MPs who found it to be “very trustworthy” out of all of the 15 prominent outlets included in the survey. Meanwhile 12% of MPs said the business newspaper was untrustworthy or very untrustworthy.
The survey shows MPs agree with the general public, who also deemed the FT to be the most-trusted outlet in a previous survey published in May.
The second most-trusted news outlet was The Times, which was trusted by 63% of MPs and distrusted by 11%.
Next was ITV News, making it the highest-ranked broadcaster with a 45% trust score versus a 14% untrustworthy score. It was followed by Channel 4 News (52% trusted) and then BBC News (48%). Sky News was not included in the survey.
Broadcaster 5 News was the news outlet about which MPs were most neutral, with 46% saying it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy.
GB News, the newest outlet on the list, had the same untrustworthy score as the Daily Mail but had a higher trust score of 24%.
The Guardian appeared to be the most divisive newsbrand on the list, trusted by 41% of MPs and distrusted by 42%.
Among the 54 Conservative MPs surveyed - the only political party that Yougov said provided a sample size big enough to look at in detail - The Times was the most-trusted (68%) with The Telegraph (56%) jumping up the ranking to take second place ahead of the FT (53%) in third.
ITV News (45%) remained the most trusted broadcaster, but was followed by GB News (trusted by 37% of Conservative MPs) which has a number of sitting Tory MPs as presenters including Jacob Rees-Mogg.
BBC News, which sparks debate among MPs over the licence fee, fell down the list with a trustworthy score of 28%, followed by Channel 4 News (24%) which has had a tumultuous relationship with the Conservative Party for several years. The programme used an ice sculpture to represent no-show Boris Johnson during a climate debate in 2019 while last year presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy was briefly taken off-air after calling Conservative MP Steve Baker a "c**t".
Left-wing newspapers The Mirror (6%) and The Guardian (18%), and politically-neutral but campaigning The Independent (18%), were the least trusted by Conservative MPs.
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