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Navigating the ‘infodemic’: how people in six countries access and rate news and information about coronavirus

Navigating the ‘infodemic’: how people in six countries access and rate news and information about coronavirus

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people with low levels of formal education are much less likely to ... rely on news organisations ... more likely to rely on social media and messaging ...

Argentina, South Korea, Spain, and the US, young people are much more likely to rely on social media... Germany, the UK, and the US, to rely on messaging applications groups...

very high numbers of people... rate scientists, doctors, and other health experts as trustworthy sources of information about coronavirus... in every country apart from Spain and the United States a majority rates their national government trustworthy...

significant political differences in trust in news organisations and in the government, especially in the United States... the left ... trust news organisations much more than ... government... the right trust the government much more than ... news organisations...

most respondents rate platforms less trustworthy...

A majority ... news media have helped them understand the crisis ... about one in three ... feel the news media have exaggerated the pandemic...

asked ... factual questions ... a clear majority answering more than half ... correctly... using news organisations as a source of information is associated with a statistically significant increase in coronavirus knowledge in every country except Argentina and Spain... respondents with low levels of formal education give more incorrect responses... for some questions... political orientation plays a large role. Almost a quarter ... believe coronavirus was made in a laboratory.

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