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Summary

  • Levels of trust in advice and information from Portsmouth City Council have remained mostly unchanged since the last wave of research
  • Higher proportions of residents trust the Fire and Rescue compared to W4
  • Residents have continued to lose confidence in central government since W3

How trustworthy do you feel the advice and information from the following sources is?’*

*The question wording for Waves 1-3 was ‘How trustworthy do you feel the advice and information on COVID-19 from the following sources is?’

Portsmouth City Council

Weighted base: W1: 1,920 | W2: 1,318 | W3: 771 | W4: 1,755 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 74% felt the advice and information from Portsmouth City Council was very/quite trustworthy, 18% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 7% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 69% feel the advice and information from Portsmouth City Council is very/quite trustworthy, 23% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 9% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 68% feel the advice and information from Portsmouth City Council is very/quite trustworthy, 20% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 11% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

Police

Weighted base: W1: 1,893 | W2: 1,300 | W3: 768 | W4: 1,749 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 54% felt the advice and information from the Police was very/quite trustworthy, 31% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 16% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 62% feel the advice and information from the Police is very/quite trustworthy, 24% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 13% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 58% feel the advice and information from the Police is very/quite trustworthy, 23% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 19% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

Fire and Rescue

Weighted base: W1: 1,896 | W2: 1,299 | W3: 758 | W4: 1,747 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 59% felt the advice and information from Fire and Rescue was very/quite trustworthy, 37% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 4% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 84% feel the advice and information from Fire and Rescue is very/quite trustworthy, 13% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 3% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 88% feel the advice and information from Fire and Rescue is very/quite trustworthy, 10% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 2% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

NHS

Weighted base: W1: 1,909 | W2: 1,307 | W3: 775 | W4: 1,751 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 85% felt the advice and information from the NHS was very/quite trustworthy, 8% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 7% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 76% feel the advice and information from the NHS is very/quite trustworthy, 15% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 10% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 71% feel the advice and information from the NHS is very/quite trustworthy, 19% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 10% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

Central government

Weighted base: W1: 1,913 | W2: 1,314 | W3: 773 | W4: 1,738 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 39% felt the advice and information from central government was very/quite trustworthy, 18% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 43% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 25% feel the advice and information from central government is very/quite trustworthy, 24% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 51% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 19% feel the advice and information from central government is very/quite trustworthy, 22% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 59% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

Local newspapers or news websites

Weighted base: W1: 1,910 | W2: 1,309 | W3: 772 | W4: 1,755 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 27% felt the advice and information from local newspapers or news websites was very/quite trustworthy, 32% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 41% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 22% feel the advice and information from local newspapers or news websites is very/quite trustworthy, 37% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 41% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 23% feel the advice and information from local newspapers or news websites is very/quite trustworthy, 32% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 45% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

National newspapers or news websites

Weighted base: W1: 1,914 | W2: 1,313 | W3: 774 | W4: 1,751 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 27% felt the advice and information from national newspapers or news websites was very/quite trustworthy, 25% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 48% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 21% feel the advice and information from national newspapers or news websites is very/quite trustworthy, 33% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 46% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 19% feel the advice and information from national newspapers or news websites is very/quite trustworthy, 28% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 53% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

News on the television

Weighted base: W1: 1,919 | W2: 1,306 | W3: 770 | W4: 1,743 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 3 residents, 39% felt the advice and information from news on the television was very/quite trustworthy, 22% felt it was neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 39% felt it was very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 4 residents, 39% feel the advice and information from news on the television is very/quite trustworthy, 31% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 31% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 37% feel the advice and information from news on the television is very/quite trustworthy, 28% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 34% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy

Hive Portsmouth

Weighted base: W4: 1,699 | W5: 2,049

This chart shows that:
Of wave 4 residents, 47% feel the advice and information from Hive Portsmouth is very/quite trustworthy, 48% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 5% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy
Of wave 5 residents, 41% feel the advice and information from Hive Portsmouth is very/quite trustworthy, 57% feel it is neither trustworthy nor untrustworthy, and 2% feel it is very/quite untrustworthy