All power to the UK Ministry of Justice for the publication of the Information rights tracker survey - key wave 10 results the tenth such survey since 2005. Key results:
"The majority of respondents are aware of their right to access information under theInteresting to speculate what percentage of Australians would know people have a legal right to get hold of information about the work of a public authority (UK 83%); about our response to the question whether public authorities are becoming more open about what they do and how they are run (UK 50% agree strongly or slightly); and whether they are generally open and trustworthy (UK 35% agree strongly or slightly). Any government game to find out?
Freedom of Information and Data Protection acts, although more respondents are aware of the latter than the former. Respondents tend to disagree that public authorities are open and trustworthy, but tend to agree that public authorities are becoming more open. The majority of respondents think that public authorities can be held to account because of the right to get information from them. Respondents are generally comfortable about giving personal information to businesses and public authorities (more so to the latter than the former). This increased in the latest wave, suggesting that the recent media reports of data losses by public and private sector organisations have not had a marked effect on public opinion on this issue.
Just under a half of all respondents cannot name a specific piece of legislation under
which rights of access to information are granted, which was particularly the case for
respondents aged under 25 and over 65. Between a quarter and a third of respondents can name either the DPA or the FoI Act or both."