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Conspiracy theories as barriers to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Overview of attention for article published in Social Science & Medicine, October 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 9,214)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
62 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
twitter
70 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
2 Redditors

Readers on

mendeley
40 Mendeley
Title
Conspiracy theories as barriers to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Published in
Social Science & Medicine, October 2020
DOI 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113356
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daniel Romer, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 28%
Lecturer 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Other 3 8%
Unspecified 3 8%
Other 10 25%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 23%
Psychology 7 18%
Social Sciences 6 15%
Arts and Humanities 4 10%
Unspecified 3 8%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 3 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 578. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2020.
All research outputs
#18,258
of 16,067,273 outputs
Outputs from Social Science & Medicine
#15
of 9,214 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#826
of 243,280 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Social Science & Medicine
#1
of 175 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,067,273 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 9,214 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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