COVID-19 cases again reach record levels in the United States, despite the fact that most developed countries in the world successfully smooth their curve and reopen without another serious wave of infections. One of the big problems in the USA, Willem Roper from Statista offers based on the latest data, maybe growing indifference amid disinformation fatigue and a news cycle dominated by the virus.
In a new survey from the Pew Research Center, nearly 40 percent of adults in the US in June say the outbreak was exaggerated – almost 10 percent more than in April. From the perspective of a political party, respondents who identified themselves as Republicans or are inclined toward Republicans had the largest increase from April to June, increasing from 47 to 63 percent, believing that the outbreak was exaggerated.
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In March and April, Pugh recorded that most Americans are closely following the updated news about COVID-19. and how it spreads locally, nationally and globally. Since then, new polls show that American interest has quickly dissipated, from 46 percent in May to only 39 percent of U.S. adults say they keep a close eye on COVID-19 in June.
Other data from this Pew survey show how misinformation is spreading across the country: nearly 40 percent of adults in the US say it’s hard for them to tell the truth from the fiction about COVID-19. A growing percentage of Americans are also paying more attention to the plot that the outbreak of the coronavirus was planned by “influential people.”