Association Between Public Knowledge About COVID-19, Trust in Information Sources, and Adherence to Social Distancing: Cross-Sectional Survey [open pdf - 262KB]
From the Abstract: "The success of behavioral interventions and policies designed to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic depends on how well individuals are informed about both the consequences of infection and the steps that should be taken to reduce the impact of the disease. [...] The aim of this study was to investigate associations between public knowledge about COVID-19, adherence to social distancing, and public trust in government information sources (eg, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), private sources (eg, FOX and CNN [Cable News Network]), and social networks (eg, Facebook and Twitter) to inform future policies related to critical information distribution." This article was originally published on the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Public Health and Surveillance website: [https://publichealth.jmir.org/2020/3/e22060/].
Ilona Fridman, Nicole Lucas, Debra Henke, Christina K Zigler. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/].
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JMIR Public Health Surveillance (July-September 2020), v.6 no.3