Satisfaction with fellow citizens' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 2020

Some 33 percent of respondents in the United States were satisfied with their fellow citizens’ response to the coronavirus pandemic on May 31, 2020.

Are people satisfied with the media’s response to the coronavirus?

As of March to May 2020, all over the world, people were watching news coverage more than usual due to the coronavirus outbreak. A lot of respondents seem to want to keep in-line with the latest trends of a pandemic that has effectively crippled many of the world’s biggest economies. Consumers of several age groups between 16 and 64 are watching news with a greater frequency which also means a greater scrutiny for the media outlets.
In the U.S., where millions of people have filed for unemployment benefits since the corona outbreak, more than one third of respondents were satisfied with media’s response to COVID-19 as of May 3rd, 2020. However, a considerable share of respondents in the U.S. believe that media has overstated news related to coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. That goes for audiences from both democrat and republican-supporting groups as they believe that the media outlets have either slightly or greatly exaggerated news about COVID-19.

Satisfaction with fellow citizens' response to the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany 2020

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

March 23 to May 31, 2020

Number of respondents

21,397 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original question was phrased as follows: "How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the response to the COVID-19 / Corona pandemic by the following:"

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