Most trusted sources for information about COVID-19 in Australia 2020 by source

In March 2020, 24 percent of survey respondents in Australia indicated that they trusted the information on Australian federal and state government websites to find out about, and respond to, the coronavirus. Health professionals were the second most trusted while Australians were more skeptical of information offered by family, friends, social media, and their workplace.

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Most trusted information sources to find out about COVID-19 and how to respond in Australia in March 2020, by source

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 19 to 23, 2020

Number of respondents

1,015 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey question was as follows: Which information sources do you trust the most to find out about COVID-19 and how to respond?

Respondents were asked to select up to three responses.

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