UK public demand openness from government in tackling coronavirus

Survey results commisioned by the Open Knowledge Foundation done by Survation. Quote of their results from: https://blog.okfn.org/2020/05/05/brits-demand-openness-from-government-in-tackling-coronavirus/

The poll found:

    • 97% believe it is important that COVID-19 data is openly available for people to check
    • 67% believe all COVID-19 related research and data should be made open for anyone to use freely
    • 64% are now more likely to listen expert advice from qualified scientists and researchers
    • Only 29% believe restricting the public’s right to information is a necessary emergency measure
    • 63% believe a government data strategy would have helped in the fight against COVID-19

Guardian summary and graphic: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/05/trust-in-scientists-grows-as-fake-coronavirus-news-rises-uk-poll-finds

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