Pew: Viewers See Partisanship and More in COVID-19 News


As Americans continue to process a steady flow of information about the coronavirus outbreak, a new Pew Research Center analysis finds that among five key sources of COVID-19 information asked about, U.S. adults give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health organizations the highest rating when it comes to getting the facts about the pandemic right. Donald Trump and his administration receive the lowest rating from the public on this measure. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults (64%) say the CDC and other public health organizations get the facts right “almost all” or “most” of the time when it comes to the coronavirus outbreak, while about half as many (30%) say the same about Trump and his administration. There are also sharp partisan divides on these measures.

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