research product . Other ORP type . 2021

Investigating and Improving the Accuracy of US Citizens' Beliefs about the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Survey Study

Stekelenburg, A.V. (Aart Van); Schaap, G. (Gabi); Veling, H. (Harm); Buijzen, Moniek;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
Background: The COVID-19 infodemic, a surge of information and misinformation, has sparked worry about the public's perception of the coronavirus pandemic. Excessive information and misinformation can lead to belief in false information as well as reduce the accurate interpretation of true information. Such incorrect beliefs about the COVID-19 pandemic might lead to behavior that puts people at risk of both contracting and spreading the virus. Objective: The objective of this study was two-fold. First, we attempted to gain insight into public beliefs about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in one of the worst hit countries: The United States. Second, we aimed t...
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free text keywords: Belief accuracy, Boosting, Covid-19 pandemic, Infodemic, Infodemiology, Media use, Misinformation, Political orientation, Trust in scientists
  • COVID-19
  • Social Science and Humanities
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