Trust in news sources during the COVID-19 outbreak in Norway 2020

Norwegians had the highest confidence in the news broadcast by NRK1 and TV 2 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to the most recent survey in March 2020. 83 percent of the respondents have high or fairly high trust in NRK, which was a growth of one percent compared to the same period of the previous year. Trust in TV 2 news increased significantly, from a share of 61 percent to 70 percent, while confidence in local newspapers decreased the most.

The first case of COVID-19 in Norway was confirmed on February 26, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Share of population having trust in selected news sources during the coronavirus outbreak in Norway 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 18-19, 2020; March 5-18, 2019

Number of respondents

1,468 respondents*

Special properties

Who answered "High trust" or "Fairly high trust"

Supplementary notes

* Refers to the survey period in 2020. The number of respondents in 2019 amounted to 1,363.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hvor høy tillit har du til nyhetene fra-på...?"

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