Connect with us

Tech

People who mostly get news from social networks have some COVID-19 misconceptions

Published

on

People who mostly get news from social networks have some COVID-19 misconceptions

A brand new survey carried out by the Pew Research Center exhibits a COVID-19 data divide between individuals who principally get their information from social networks and people who depend on extra conventional information sources.

Pew surveyed 8,914 adults within the U.S. through the week of March 10, dividing survey respondents by the principle means they use to devour political and election information. In the group of customers that reviews getting most of their information from social media, solely 37% of respondents stated that they anticipated the COVID-19 vaccine to be out there in a 12 months or extra — a solution aligned with the present scientific consensus. In each different pattern apart from the native TV group, no less than 50% of these surveyed answered the query accurately. A 3rd of social media information customers additionally reported that they weren’t certain concerning the vaccine availability.

Among individuals who get most of their information from social media, 57% reported that they’d seen no less than some COVID-19 data that “appeared fully made up.” For individuals who devour most of their information by way of print media, that quantity was 37%.

Most alarmingly, individuals who primarily get their information by way of social media perceived the specter of COVID-19 to be exaggerated. Of the social media information customers surveyed, 45% answered that the media “drastically exaggerated the dangers” posed by the novel coronavirus. Radio information customers had been shut behind, with 44% believing the media drastically exaggerated the specter of the virus, whereas solely 26% of print customers — these extra more likely to be paying for his or her information — believed the identical.

READ MORE:  What a viral headline about Jeff Bezos becoming a trillionaire gets completely wrong and completely right

The full outcomes had been a part of Pew’s Election News Pathways venture, which explores how folks within the U.S. devour election information.


Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bitcoin Trader: Google Helps Scam Crypto Trading App Look Legit in Reviews
Crypto30 mins ago

Bitcoin Trader: Google Helps Scam Crypto Trading App Look Legit in Reviews

Tech startups weekly: Beach robots, ‘XR’ tech, €92M for AI, cybersecurity startups
Start-Ups3 hours ago

Tech startups weekly: Beach robots, ‘XR’ tech, €92M for AI, cybersecurity startups

Startups Weekly: The George Floyd protests come home to the tech industry
Tech3 hours ago

Startups Weekly: The George Floyd protests come home to the tech industry

YouTube Video
Entertainment4 hours ago

Meet The Godfather of Faith-Based Films

Bitcoin Following Eerie Amazon Dot Com Fractal Would Lead To Retest of $20,000 Record
Crypto6 hours ago

Bitcoin Following Eerie Amazon Dot Com Fractal Would Lead To Retest of $20,000 Record

First Twitter, now Snapchat: Trump’s war on social media has a new target
Tech6 hours ago

First Twitter, now Snapchat: Trump’s war on social media has a new target

Indian online travel booking firm Yatra terminates merger deal with Ebix
Tech6 hours ago

Indian online travel booking firm Yatra terminates merger deal with Ebix

YouTube Video
Entertainment6 hours ago

‘Quiet Crossing’ Offers Timeless Tale of Political Oppression

Join Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz for a live Q&A: June 11 at 3 pm EST/Noon PDT/7 pm GMT
Start-Ups8 hours ago

Join Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz for a live Q&A: June 17 at 2pm EST/11am PDT/6 pm GMT

Instacart makes changes to tip policy following shopper complaints
Tech9 hours ago

Instacart makes changes to tip policy following shopper complaints

Virtual Assets Unleashes Retail Cash Reload Innovation for Purchasing Cryptocurrency
Crypto11 hours ago

Virtual Assets Unleashes Retail Cash Reload Innovation for Purchasing Cryptocurrency

Facebook and Twitter took down a Trump campaign video over copyright concerns
Tech11 hours ago

Facebook and Twitter took down a Trump campaign video over copyright concerns

Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
Tech12 hours ago

Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Zoom now the most valuable of all these 5 tech giants to file IPO in 2020
Start-Ups13 hours ago

Zoom now the most valuable of all these 5 tech giants to file IPO in 2020

Aukey introduces an extremely compact 100w charger
Tech15 hours ago

Aukey introduces an extremely compact 100w charger

A Ice-Cold “Storm” Is About to Hit Ethereum Buyers: Two Factors to Watch
Crypto16 hours ago

A Ice-Cold “Storm” Is About to Hit Ethereum Buyers: Two Factors to Watch

The tragic lie behind the beautiful dream of Terrace House
Tech16 hours ago

The tragic lie behind the beautiful dream of Terrace House

TaxProper raises $2M to automate getting your property taxes lowered
Start-Ups18 hours ago

TaxProper raises $2M to automate getting your property taxes lowered

Lidar helps uncover an ancient, kilometer-long Mayan structure
Tech18 hours ago

Lidar helps uncover an ancient, kilometer-long Mayan structure

Apple Watch Fall Detection
Tech20 hours ago

Apple Watch automatically called 911 after a man fainted

‘America needs our help’: Q&A with OfferUp CEO Nick Huzar after Seattle-area startup lands $120M
Tech2 months ago

‘America needs our help’: Q&A with OfferUp CEO Nick Huzar after Seattle-area startup lands $120M

Dr. Pimple Popper Goes Too Far For Some Fans With Blackhead Rice Krispie Treats Baking Video!
Entertainment2 months ago

Dr. Pimple Popper Goes Too Far For Some Fans With Blackhead Rice Krispie Treats Baking Video!

Updated FDA COVID-19 testing guidelines specifically disallow at-home sample collection
Start-Ups2 months ago

Updated FDA COVID-19 testing guidelines specifically disallow at-home sample collection

All Day and a Night Trailer
Entertainment2 months ago

Trailer for 'All Day and a Night' with Jeffrey Wright & Ashton Sanders

Global Savings Group acquires French cashback company iGraal for €123.5M
Start-Ups2 months ago

Global Savings Group acquires French cashback company iGraal for €123.5M

Rise Gardens raises seed funding for an indoor hydroponic gardening system
Tech1 week ago

Rise Gardens raises seed funding for an indoor hydroponic gardening system

Fiat Chrysler to start producing 1 million face masks a month
Tech2 months ago

Fiat Chrysler to start producing 1 million face masks a month

Help wanted: Autonomous robot guide
Tech3 weeks ago

Help wanted: Autonomous robot guide

Where top VCs are investing in D2C
Tech2 months ago

Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech

The Main Event Trailer
Entertainment2 months ago

Seth Carr Becomes a Wrestler in Fun Trailer for 'The Main Event' Film

Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can help detect COVID-19 early
Start-Ups2 months ago

Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can help detect COVID-19 early

Amazon Prime delivery delays are now as long as a month
Tech2 months ago

Amazon Prime delivery delays are now as long as a month

Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread
Tech2 months ago

Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Jennifer Lopez’s High School Sweetheart Dead At 51
Entertainment2 months ago

Jennifer Lopez’s High School Sweetheart Dead At 51

The Google and Verily coronavirus websites are off to a rocky start
Tech2 months ago

The Google and Verily coronavirus websites are off to a rocky start

Former Slack exec April Underwood has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner
Tech2 months ago

Former Slack exec April Underwood has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner

‘Canary in a coal mine’: Seattle marketing tech startup Amplero shuts down, lays off 17 employees
Tech2 months ago

‘Canary in a coal mine’: Seattle marketing tech startup Amplero shuts down, lays off 17 employees

Rocket Lab postpones next mission due to coronavirus pandemic
Tech2 months ago

Rocket Lab postpones next mission due to coronavirus pandemic

Lime’s valuation, variable costs and diverging categories of on-demand companies
Tech2 months ago

Lime’s valuation, variable costs and diverging categories of on-demand companies

Streaming service fuboTV to merge with virtual entertainment technology company, FaceBank
Tech2 months ago

Streaming service fuboTV to merge with virtual entertainment technology company, FaceBank

Trending