Table 4

Percentage of articles meeting and not meeting the criteria for each of the 21 items in the validated quality assessment tool

QuestionThe Sun
(n=20)
The Daily Mirror
(n=23)
The Daily Mail (n=40)The Daily Express (n=30)The Daily Telegraph
(n=28)
All papers
(n=141)
Criteria 1+1−1+1−1+1−1+1−1+1−1+1−1
 Q1208061393763574354464654
 Q2356552485545802071296040
 Q3703078228020901082188119
 Q4257526744357406054463961
 Q5158526742773336729712773
 Q6356543573070336736643763
 Q7455570307723703079217030
 Q8752578227030703071297228
Criteria 2+10+10+10+10+10+10
 Q9109017832575406021792476
 Q10208017832080178318821882
 Q111585991595109014861090
 Q12010001005951387496595
 Q13010001000100397496199
 Q14010049659501000100298
 Q15158535651585109025751981
 Q16703078227030802050506931
 Q17257526741585178314861882
Criteria 3−10−10−10−10−10−10
 Q1859599139701000100397
 Q19208022782872376329712872
 Q20109013871585178311891387
 Q2120801783109023777931585
  • Results presented for individual papers and for all papers combined. For each item met, a value of +1 (criteria 1 and 2) or zero (criteria 3) is achieved and for each item not met, either a zero (criteria 2) or −1 (criteria 1 and 3) is achieved.