Coronavirus news checking frequency in the UK March-June 2020

A weekly survey carried out in the United Kingdom (UK) revealed that people are checking for news and information on the Coronavirus outbreak less and less as time goes by. In the week before March 27-29, almost a quarter of respondents said they were getting coronavirus information at least 20 times a day. On the last period recorded, only six percent said the same.

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In the last week, on average how often would you say you are getting information/news about the coronavirus outbreak?

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March to June 2020*

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Online UK population

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Survey carried out on each weekend starting from 27-29 March

** Number of respondents in:
Week 1 = 2,232
Week 2 = 2,125
Week 3 = 2,127
Week 4 = 2,106
Week 5 = 2,077
Week 6 = 2,019
Week 7 = 1,988
Week 8 = 1,995
Week 9 = 1,928
Week 10 = 2,119
Week 11 = 2,126
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