Prevalence of fake news in Norway 2019, by gender

In Norway in 2019, nearly 50 percent of people had come across fake news within the past year. During this period, especially men were exposed to fake news with 54 percent of the respondents having read something untrue. In contrast, only 40 percent of the female respondents were confronted with this issue.

Have you come across fake news within the past year?

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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

Norway

Survey time period

March 5-18, 2019

Number of respondents

641 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who answered that they came across fake news within the last 12 months

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Har du i løpet av de siste 12 månedene kommet over en usann/falsk nyhet?"

This statistic only shows the answer "yes".

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