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Most trusted sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020

As the United States battles the coronavirus, news consumers across the country have been attempting to keep themselves updated with how the pandemic is progressing, and a survey held in March 2020 revealed that the most trusted news source for details on COVID-19 was the CDC, with 85 percent of respondents saying that they trusted the centers to provide accurate information on the topic. Following closely behind was the World Health Organization and then the state government, but just 25 percent of consumers said that they trusted social media sites to publish reliable and accurate news about the coronavirus outbreak.

Most trusted sources of news for information about the coronavirus in the United States as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 13 to 16, 2020

Number of respondents

1,092 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Which of the following do you trust to provide you with accurate information on COVID-19?

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