Monday, September 29, 2008

Information rights awareness survey

The Ministry of Justice has released the latest tracker survey carried out with members of the public to discover levels of awareness and attitudes towards information rights legislation.

The fieldwork for the latest survey was carried out in June 2008.

Key results include:

1. Factual awareness of information rights
"People have the legal right to get hold of information about the work of a public authority"

True 83%
False 14%
Don't know 4%

2. Attitudes to information rights issues - Freedom of Information
"Public authorities are becoming more open about what they do and how they are run"

Agree strongly 13%
Agree slightly 37%
Neither agree nor disagree 20%
Disagree slightly 17%
Disagree strongly 12%
Don't know 1%

Download full survey.

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