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Coronavirus: fake news consumption frequency in the UK 2020-2021

Frequency of encountering false or misleading information or news about the coronavirus in the last week in the United Kingdom (UK) in September 2020 and September 2021

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Release date

December 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 11 to 13, 2020 and September 3 to 5, 2021

Number of respondents

2020: 576; 2021: 484

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: How frequently have you come across information/news that you know to be false or misleading? All respondents who think they came across information/news about coronavirus and think it is false or misleading in last week

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