As the conflict between the government and the BBC
rages on, it has been revealed that the majority of the public are against the introduction of a new part-subscription service.
Trust conducted a public consultation from 22 July to 18 September and also engaged in independent audience research, and its findings show that most people support a tweaked version of the licence fee.
The wider public consultation of 40,000 respondents found that 53% of people supported a modernised licence fee, which takes into account iPlayer services.
Elsewhere, 16% voiced their support for a part-subscription model, while 53% were opposed to the idea.
2,908 people took part in an independent quantitative research study, with 128 people also taking part in qualitative focus groups.
At an event today (October 16), BBC
Trust Chairman Rona Fairhead
said: "The BBC
has always been a universal public service broadcaster and the public have told us in their thousands that they want it to stay that way.