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Reading fake news about the coronavirus in Norway 2020, by age and gender

According to a survey conducted in March 2020, nearly half of the Norwegian population had come across fake news about the coronavirus. The share of people who have read or have seen fake news about COVID-19 was the highest among 30 to-44-years-olds. The first case of the coronavirus in Norway was registered on February 26, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Share of people who have seen or read fake news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the last 7 days in Norway in 2020, by age group and gender

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 18-19, 2020

Number of respondents

1,538 respondents

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Har du i løpet av de siste sju dager sett eller lest falske/usanne nyhetsliknende saker om koronaviruset?"

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