Pew Research CenterApril 22, 2020

Older Americans continue to follow COVID-19 news more closely than younger adults

More than two-thirds of adults ages 65 or older said they were following news of the pandemic very closely.

Pew Research CenterApril 15, 2020

Early in outbreak, Americans cited claims about risk level and details of coronavirus as made-up news

A new analysis of open-ended responses to a survey of U.S. adults looks at the specific storylines or claims about COVID-19 that Americans said they were exposed to.

Pew Research CenterApril 8, 2020

As newsrooms face coronavirus-related cuts, 54% of Americans rate media’s response to the outbreak positively

Many U.S. news organizations are covering the coronavirus pandemic while themselves facing financial pressure from the outbreak.

Pew Research CenterMarch 25, 2020

Americans who primarily get news through social media are least likely to follow COVID-19 coverage, most likely to report seeing made-up news

More than half of these social media news consumers say they have encountered made-up news about COVID-19.

Pew Research CenterMarch 18, 2020

Americans Immersed in COVID-19 News; Most Think Media Are Doing Fairly Well Covering It

About half say they have seen at least some made-up news about the virus; 29% think it was created in a lab.