Only eight percent of respondents expressed surprise at the tax haven allegation, the poll conducted by YouGov research company showed.
According to the information published by Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday, David Cameron's father, Ian Cameron, was a director of the offshore investment fund Blairmore Holdings, run from the Bahamas. The newspaper claimed its report was based on the materials leaked from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama firm selling offshore companies.
Cameron admitted in an ITV News interview on Thursday he had sold his share in his late father's offshore investment fund Blairmore Holdings. He insisted that his father’s fund was not set up to avoid taxes and stressed that he had nothing to hide about his financial affairs.
According to the YouGov poll, 56 percent of respondents said that they did not consider Cameron open and honest about his family's tax affairs.
Resignation of Iceland's PM may explain why the UK PM is so insistent public has no right to know a PM's "private" finances. #PanamaPapers— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) 5 April 2016
Only 18 percent of interviewed believe that the British prime minister was honest while speaking about his family's affairs.
The survey was conducted in the United Kingdom from April 6 to 7, with some 1,612 adults interviewed.
Mossack Fonseca did not validate the information contained in the Panama Papers leaks and accused reporters of gaining unauthorized access to its proprietary documents. It warned that using unlawfully-obtained data was a crime that it would not hesitate to punish by legal means.