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Most in the UK say news media have helped them respond to COVID-19, but a third say news coverage has made the crisis worse

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In this RISJ Factsheet we examine how people think about the coronavirus crisis and how different institutions in the UK have responded to it. This is the tenth in a series of ten factsheets based on an ongoing online panel survey of a representative sample of the UK population, fielded from 13 August to 19 August. We find that (i) a third (35%) say that they think that the coronavirus situation in the UK has been made worse by how the news media has covered it, (ii) the percentage of people ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Sub department:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
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Author
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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Publisher's website
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2020-08-25
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English
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1132253
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pubs:1132253
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2020-09-15

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