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Media accuracy and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

A survey held in March 2020 showed that 56 percent of Democrats believed that the news about the coronavirus outbreak had been mostly accurate so far, whereas Independents and Republicans were more skeptical, with just 34 percent of responding adults in each political party saying that they felt the same. Interestingly, more than 30 percent of adults in each party said that they were unsure about the accuracy of the news they read about the coronavirus, suggesting that many consumers may struggle to digest available facts or follow advice if they are uncertain whether or not the information they are reading in the news is reliable.

Public opinion on the accuracy of news about the coronavirus in the United States as of March 2020, by political affiliation

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 10 to 11, 2020

Number of respondents

1,635 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: How accurate has the information about coronavirus in the news media been?

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