Corona-survey: 20 percent of the media and the politicians deceived

The findings of a representative survey by Infratest dimap on behalf of the NDR media magazine "ZAPP". In the survey on the topic of "Corona and the media"

Corona-survey: 20 percent of the media and the politicians deceived

The findings of a representative survey by Infratest dimap on behalf of the NDR media magazine "ZAPP". In the survey on the topic of "Corona and the media" in total were interviewed 1.012 entitled to vote. The results show that there appears to be a connection between media use, political orientation, and the Belief in conspiracy theories.

majority of the "Deceived" are AfD supporters

around 20 per cent of respondents believe that "politics and the media exaggerate the danger of the Coronavirus deliberately in order to deceive the Public". The majority of those who stand behind this Statement, with 54 percent of AfD supporters. Green pendant form, with only 9 percent at the end of the group.

Tanjev Schultz, a Professor of journalism at the University of Mainz, explains these Numbers, "ZAPP" is that many of the AfD supporters are the public service broadcasting is often critical, and your information would find in other media, like on Social Media.

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However, many of the conspiracy stories that are based on false information and spread circulate on these platforms. Psychologist Pia Lamberty explains the current popularity of these alternative theories in order that the current crisis situation is leading to uncertainty. As a result, the people would look for security, structure, and pattern. And a Form of this pattern recognition, the Belief in conspiracies," said Lamberty is.

Social Media as a credible source worthy?

The study comes to the conclusion that Social-Media-consumer-conspiracy promoted myths. So about 25 percent of the respondents, the Social Media tend to view it as a credible source of information, to give these alternative theories and the records of Faith. In the case of those who are more likely to believe the system of public broadcasting or the print media, are, respectively, eleven and 13 percent significantly less.

Overall, the former group is still in the minority. While 68 percent of all respondents think that the public media in the reporting of Corona to be credible, it is in the case of Social Media platforms, only seven per cent.

"looks good Overall, a relatively high level of confidence in the system of public broadcasting"

Schultz in the results of the survey, a Trend: "The survey results show that there is overall a relatively high degree of confidence of most people in public broadcasting and information services and in Newspapers. This trust is also comprehensively across age-groups and crumbles a little at the younger people who focus more on Social Media."

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Updated Date: 29 May 2020, 00:26

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