Reduced media trust due to fake news worldwide 2019, by country

The statistic presents the share of adults who trust the media less than they did a year ago as a result of fake news worldwide as of January 2019. broken down by country. The findings reveal that the vast majority of respondents in Tunisia and Turkey stated that they trust the media less than they did a year ago due to fake news, with 73 and 62 percent respectively saying that false information had impacted how trustworthy they believe the media to be. Additionally, 40 percent of respondents in China, Canada and India said the same, as well as 35 percent of respondents in Brazil, Australia and Hong Kong.

Share of adults who trust the media less than they did a year ago as a result of fake news worldwide as of January 2019, by country

Share of respondents
World40%
Tunisia73%
Turkey62%
Russia52%
Egypt50%
South Africa48%
Mexico44%
Indonesia44%
Nigeria43%
United States42%
Republic of Korea42%
China40%
Canada40%
India40%
Sweden39%
Great Britain36%
Brazil35%
Australia35%
Hong Kong35%
Poland34%
Pakistan33%
France31%
Germany29%
Italy28%
Kenya27%
Japan21%
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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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