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Consumers looking for news unrelated to COVID-19 in the U.S. 2020

A recent survey found that although around half of Americans wanted to keep up with news concerning the coronavirus epidemic, 51 percent of adults surveyed said that they were seeking out news that is unrelated to the virus. As of May 2020, news fatigue surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak is apparent, with a significant proportion of the population tired of news concerning coronavirus, and the majority searching for information on unrelated topics.

Share of adults seeking out more news not related to COVID-19 in the United States as of May 2020

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

May 13 to 15, 2020

Number of respondents

2,009 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Statement (agree/disagree): I find myself seeking out more news and information not related to COVID-19

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