ResultsThis section looks in detail at the 674 consultation responses, question by question. For
questions 1 – 11 there is quantitative analysis giving an overall picture of the responses, as
well as drawing out any interesting variations by region and representation. This analysis is
followed by a representative sample of the detailed comments. For instance, if 70% ofrespondents answered ‘yes’ and 30% answered ‘no’ to a given question then the number of
quotes for each point of view will reflect this. Similarly, as 569 responses were fromindividuals and 24 were from organisations the balance of the quotes reflects this.
Questions 11 and 12 do not lend themselves to quantitative analysis as they encourage
respondents to give suggestions, further thoughts, and information. Instead a representative
sample of comments from both individuals and organisations is included.18Question 1(a) – Is current access to the BBC's digital services acceptable?
Of the 562 responses to question 1(a), 62% consider current access to be unacceptable,
while 38% consider it to be acceptable.
Pie chart showing breakdown of responses to the question "is current access acceptable?". 38% said "Yes" and 62% said "No".When breaking the results down further it becomes clear that this issue is particularlyrelevant in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, where digital coverage is not as strong as
across the UK as a whole. These three regions all polled higher than average, with 80%, 74%
and 67% respectively believing current access to be unacceptable, compared to the average
518 Trustees weregiven access to all the consultation responses in full.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC FREESAT DECIDED BY THE BBC TRUST.
AS REPORTED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.