Any payment to controversial widower Chan Kin-hong to allow reporting of his sex life was unacceptable, most respondents to a survey said. Such a payment would be 'unacceptable' or 'totally unacceptable', according to 90 per cent of 636 people polled. Of the 90 per cent, one-third said they would boycott the two newspapers alleged to have paid Mr Chan, who was pictured in bed with prostitutes days after his wife killed their two sons and herself. Respondents to the Democratic Party survey mostly said reporters who allegedly paid Mr Chan, 41, had compromised their accuracy and credibility. 'This reflects that the public's expectations of the accuracy and truthfulness of news reporting have lowered,' said party legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo. He said readers who bought the newspapers encouraged fabrication and exaggeration. The poll also showed public trust in the media had been hampered by the coverage, according to Mr Cheng.