Compiled with the help of Antonis Kalogeropoulos, University of Liverpool.
Greece has a new centre-right government after Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ New Democracy party won a landslide over the left-wing Syriza party, which had been in power since 2015. Decades of undue influence by politicians and businessmen have resulted in the media being widely distrusted by Greeks.
Note: Data are from more urban areas, rather than a fully nationally representative sample. These will tend to represent richer and more connected users.
The media market in Greece is characterised by online fragmentation, a changing and polarised TV market, a print sector in crisis and one of the highest uses of social media for news. Smartphones are now used to access news more often than computers for the first time.
The media remain widely distrusted by Greeks, with few outlets seen as independent from political or business interests. Fewer than a third (30%) trust the news they use themselves – amongst the lowest in our survey. Many of the popular sources such as SKAI News and Newsbomb are also the least trusted.