Opinions on negative effect of fake news on the internet and politics worldwide 2019

The statistic presents the share of adults who believe that fake news has a negative impact on the internet, politics and political discourse worldwide as of January 2019. The findings show that 87 percent of survey respondents felt that fake news is made worse by the internet, and 83 percent agreed that fake news negatively affects their country's politics.

Share of adults who believe that fake news has a negative impact on the internet, politics and political discourse worldwide as of January 2019

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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 21, 2018 to January 4, 2019

Number of respondents

25,229*

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

respondents who replied with 'strongly' or 'somewhat agree'

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

*Respondents from the U.S. and Canada were aged 18 to 64, respondents from other countries were aged 16 to 64 years.

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