Encountering fake news in print media worldwide 2019, by country

The statistic presents the share of adults who have witnessed fake news in print media worldwide as of January 2019, broken down by country. The findings reveal that the majority of responding adults in Turkey said that they had witnessed fake news in print media, with 72 percent having encountered false information in a print publication compared to 18 percent who said they had not. Conversely, just 27 percent of respondents in Pakistan witnessed fake news in print media at some point.

Share of adults who have witnessed fake news in print media worldwide as of January 2019, by country

YesNoI don't use this platform
World44%39%17%
Turkey72%18%11%
Egypt60%26%14%
Russia57%21%23%
Kenya57%37%5%
Brazil55%34%11%
Tunisia53%25%21%
Italy52%35%13%
Mexico49%38%13%
India48%41%11%
United States47%34%20%
Indonesia47%41%12%
Poland47%38%15%
South Africa47%39%15%
Nigeria46%39%15%
Sweden45%41%14%
Hong Kong39%45%16%
China39%44%17%
Australia37%41%22%
Canada35%43%22%
Great Britain34%43%23%
Republic of Korea33%47%21%
Germany32%50%18%
France31%45%24%
Pakistan27%60%12%
Japan19%46%35%
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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 respondents

Age group

16-64 years*

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

*Respondents in the United States and Canada were aged 18 to 64 years.

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