Newspapers are considered far more trustworthy than websites and blogs, according to research published today.
Blogs are the least trusted source of information about current affairs and events.
National TV is the most trusted, closely followed by national and regional newspapers.
Information from newspapers and TV news programmes is believed to be as accurate and independent as information from family and friends, the study showed.
The survey of 1,000 people appears to disprove the idea that traditional media is being usurped by the web.
Asked which sources are accurate, true and unbiased, 66 per cent named national TV.
National newspapers were chosen by 63 per cent and the same percentage rated regional and local newspapers.
Radio was chosen by just 55 per cent and only 36 per cent of respondents rated websites and just 24 per cent rated blogs.
The research was carried out by internet marketing firm Telecom Express.
"This study scotches any idea that the British media is no longer valued by the populace.
"And regional and local newspapers are not 'second class citizens' but command the same level of trust and credibility as national newspapers and TV," a spokesman said.