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Most used sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020, by age group

According to a survey conducted in March 2020, 58 percent of U.S. news consumers said that they were seeking out the latest information about the coronavirus via news media in general, including TV news, radio news, online news, and newspapers. In fact, 70 percent of adults aged 55 or above were getting most of their news about the virus this way, compared to just 37 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds who were more likely than their older peers to turn to websites or social media posts from government or health agencies.

Most used sources of news for information about the coronavirus in the United States as of March 2020, by age group

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 13, 2020

Number of respondents

5,747 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Which, if any, of the following has been your primary source for information about COVID-19?

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