Most trusted media during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Japan 2020

According to a survey conducted by the Nippon Research Center in March 2020, close to 58 percent of respondents in Japan trusted the television news of public broadcasting station NHK as a reliable source of information during the the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. NHK and other major broadcasting stations were the only sources trusted by a majority of Japanese respondents.

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Most trusted media for information during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Japan as of March 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 13 to 26, 2020

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

15-79 years

Special properties

multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following media do you trust as a source of information?"

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