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MHP – Public Poll on Health & Fake News – June 2019

A survey of British adults exploring where they see health and wellbeing news and the extent to which they trust different sources of information.

A majority (57%) of those who say they have seen or heard health and wellbeing information via medical professionals in the last six months say this is the source they trust the most (ranked first).

Over seven in ten agree they often hear contradictory health advice through the media and struggle to know what to believe (71%), and think each media channel has its own agenda, promoting health stories which it believes (73%).

One in five (20%) British adults say they rarely or never double check whether information about health and wellbeing they read is correct.

Date Published: 4th July 2019

Categories: Health | UK

Client: MHP


ComRes interviewed 2,041 British adults aged 18+ online between 15th and 16th May 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of British adults aged 18+ by key demographics including age, gender, region and social grade.

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