Major information sources for coronavirus first news in rural China 2020

According to a survey on the coronavirus COVID-19 impact on rural China in late January 2020, national news and provincial TV channels were the major information sources of the epidemic for residents in the rural areas in the country. Around one-third of the respondents were first informed about the virus outbreak via online sources, such as social media and video streaming platforms.

Share of Chinese respondents from rural areas who received news of coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in China as of January 2020, by information source

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Release date

February 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

January 28 to 31, 2020

Number of respondents

2,067 rural residents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original survey question:
Where did you first receive the news of coronavirus epidemic? (single answer)

The survey sample covered residents in 1,800 villages and towns across eight provinces (Gansu, Henan, Jilin, Jiangsu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Xinjiang, and Chongqing).

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