Coronavirus news sources worldwide 2020, by age group

According to a study conducted in March 2020, 54 percent of adults worldwide aged between 18 and 35 years old were getting most of their information about the coronavirus pandemic via social media, compared to 25 percent of those aged 55 or above. Major news organizations were overall a more popular source of information about COVID-19, but younger consumers were more evenly split in terms of which platforms they were using the most to keep themselves updated about the virus, whereas older adults were far more likely to turn to major news outlets.

Share of adults who get most of their updates on the coronavirus from major news organizations and social media worldwide as of March 2020, by age group

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 6 to 10, 2020

Number of respondents

10,000*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Participating countries included the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, South Korea, Japan, South Africa, Germany, Brazil, and France, with responses from 1,000 adults being taken from each.
Survey question: Where are you getting most of your information from about this virus? Pick all that apply.

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