Who do Americans trust on COVID? The answer is complicated.
Updated: Jul 26
Nearly six in 10 employed Americans said they trusted what they heard about COVID from their employer.
Jan. 23, 2022, By Dante Chinni, NBC News
WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has brought more than 20 months of uncertainty. And through the mask mandates and vaccination debates, Americans have developed a complicated and somewhat surprising set of voices they trust about the virus, according to the latest NBC News poll. The poll asked a simple question —"In general, do you trust what _____ has said about the coronavirus or not?" — and subbed in a series of possibilities into the blank space. Through all the names and groups that were mentioned, one thing jumps out in the data: Americans seem more likely to trust people they know directly or people with whom they have direct contact. For instance, the group that ranked highest was "your employer."
Overall, nearly 6 in 10 employed Americans said they trusted what they heard about COVID from their employers.