Cover Michigan Survey featured in MLive: Whitmer, Fauci among Michigan’s most-trusted sources on coronavirus

July 21, 2020 | In The Media, MLive

“Dr. Anthony Fauci and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are the biggest sources of coronavirus information for Michigan residents and also among the most trusted sources, according to a new survey released today by University of Michigan,” writes Julie Mack for MLive.

Mack is referring to a new brief, published by CHRT and the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan, that shares results from a representative survey of more than 1,000 Michiganders. The survey asked about where Michiganders acquire information about COVID-19, and how much they trust those sources of information. 

Marianne Udow-Phillips, who provided  background for the story, says several things are at work in Governor Whitmer’s high trust rating.

“[The governor] is very visible, and also very empathetic and her messages have been consistent. She has repeatedly emphasized that she is guided by the science,” says Udow-Phillips. “I think what we’re seeing are governors in our country who are aligning with public health professionals are more trusted. People trust science. They do trust the professionals.”

Read the full MLive story: Whitmer, Fauci among Michigan’s most-trusted sources on coronavirus