Opinions on fake news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy 2020, by macro-region

A survey from April 2020 showed that 34 percent of Italian individuals living in the Islands believed newspapers to be responsible for spreading fake or non accurate information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact. The percentage was lower in the North-West of the country (25 percent).

Which media are responsible for spreading false or inaccurate information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact?

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

April 9, 2020

Number of respondents

1,009 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Secondo te, quali mezzi di comunicazione sono responsabili della diffusione di notizie false o disinformazione sul tema del coronavirus e dei suoi impatti? Seleziona tutte le risposte che ritieni opportune".

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