Adults who trust the government to shut down social media in crises 2019, by country

In April 2019, the Sri Lankan government cut off social media access in the wake of a fatal terrorist attack. According to an Ipsos survey conducted a month later, 52 percent of respondents across 27 countries trusted their government to decide when and if it was appropriate to shut down social media during in times of crisis. Overall, 80 percent of respondents in India agreed with this statement but only 35 percent in Argentina felt the same.

Internet users who trust the government to decide when and if it is appropriate to show down social media in times of crisis as of June 2019, by country

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May 24 to June 7, 2019

Number of respondents

19,823 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Where results do not sum to 100, this may be due to computer rounding, multiple responses or the exclusion of don't knows or not stated responses. Original question: "For each of the following please indicate if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree: I trust my national government to decide when and if it's appropriate to shut down social media platforms in times of crisis."

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