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People agreeing that social media is the best news and information source Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted by Ipsos in June 2019, around 35 percent of Japanese respondents agreed that social media platforms are the best and most accurate source of news and information, with only two percent strongly agreeing to the statement.
The background of the survey was a temporary social media ban by the government in Sri Lanka in April 2019 in the wake of a fatal terrorist attack.

Share of Japanese feeling social media platforms are the best and most accurate news and information source in Japan as of June 2019

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Release date

August 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

May 27 to June 7, 2019

Number of respondents

1,000+

Age group

16 to 64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original question: "For each of the following, please indicate if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree: In my country, social media platforms are the best, most accurate sources of news and information."

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