Fifty-four per cent of respondents said they trust the BBC more than the Government over claims about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. Just 21% said they had greater faith in the Government.
The poll, commissioned by Weber Shandwick, also revealed that 51% said they trusted TV and radio news less now than they did one year ago.
More than half of respondents said they were much more likely (28%) or somewhat more likely (26%) to believe the Beeb on the issue of WMD.
In a further boost to the BBC, respondents said they trust the organisation more than other news organisations.
Of TV broadcasters, 44% trusted the BBC most, ITV News scored 24% and Sky scored just 13%.
The questions were devised by WS's research arm KRC and the poll was conducted by NOP last weekend among 1,000 respondents.
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