Ofcom’s annual survey of consumer attitudes towards broadcasting charts the changing public opinion towards media issues.
UK adults increasingly believe that the 9pm watershed on TV is set at the right time, Ofcom research reveals. The proportion of adults saying the timing of the watershed was about right has risen from 64% in 2005 to over three quarters (77%) in 2011.
Overall, three quarters (74%) of respondents felt the current levels of TV censorship were about right .
The latest survey also shows that the proportion of adults saying there is too much sex, violence or swearing on TV has fallen by about a third since 2005.
In 2011, one in four (25%) adults felt there was too much sex on TV, and just over one in three felt there was too much violence (36%) and swearing (37%). This compares to 36% of adults saying there was too too much sex on TV in 2005, with 56% for violence and 55% for swearing.
Nine in ten adults (89%) said they were aware that TV programmes are censored, up from 85% in 2010. Four in ten (41%) of respondents believed that the internet was regulated. However, more than two in five (44%) felt current levels of internet regulation weretoo little , (increasing to 51% when asking parents).
Comment: Compare the Spin
24th August 2012. Thanks to Therumbler on the Melon Farmers Forum
Compare the spin of The Telegraph and The Mail on the subject of Ofcom’s latest report:
The Telegraph reports
There has been a decline in concern about the amount of sex, violence, nudity and swearing on television, new Ofcom figures show.
On the other hand the Daily Mail reports
Cut the TV bad language: Too much swearing and violence on our screens, viewers tell watchdog