Frequency of coronavirus news consumption worldwide 2020, by country

According to a study conducted in March 2020, 32 percent of adults in selected countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic were searching for and accessing information about the virus and how it is spreading several times per day. Coronavirus news consumption frequency was highest in Italy, South Korea, and Japan, where 55 percent or more of respondents from these countries professed to be seeking out news and updates multiple times over the course of a day as information is published, whereas in France and Germany, two of the most affected countries in Europe, just 15 percent of adults were keeping themselves updated more than once daily.

Frequency of looking for and accessing information about the coronavirus pandemic among adults worldwide as of March 2020, by country

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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: How often are you looking for and accessing information about the virus and how it is spreading?

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