Actions taken after reading fake COVID-19 news in the UK 2020-2021

Actions taken after encountering false or misleading information 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 13 to 15, 2020 and September 3 to 5, 2021

Number of respondents

2020: 1,121; 2021: 1,060

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: When you came across false or misleading information in the LAST WEEK, what (if anything) did you do after seeing it?

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