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U.S. social users who feel posts have helped in coronavirus situation 2020, by PID

A survey conducted in April 2020 revealed that 84 percent of Democrats in the United States felt that social media posts made by news organizations had been helpful in the coronavirus situation. Additionally, 78 percent of Democrats believed posts from public officials had been very or at least moderately helpful. In contrast, only 50 percent of Republicans believed posts from news organizations had been helpful.

Share of social media users in the United States who feel that social media posts by select entities have been helpful in the coronavirus situation as of April 2020, by party ID

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

April 14 to 20, 2020

Number of respondents

1,693 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source asked the question: "Now, thinking about the posts you see on social media these days about the coronavirus situation, how helpful do you think each of the following have been?"

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