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Levels of confidence in identifying fake news in Europe 2018, by country

The majority of respondents to a 2018 survey across the 28 European Union member states said they were somewhat or very confident that they could identify fake news. Just over one quarter said they were not very, or not at all confident. However, levels of confidence varied from country to country. In Denmark, there was a lot of confidence in their ability to identify fake news. Whereas in Spain, people weren't so confident.

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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

Europe

Survey time period

February 2018

Number of respondents

26,576 respondents

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The survey involved 26,576 individuals in 28 European countries.

Respondents were asked: "How confident or not are you that you are able to identify news or information that misrepresent reality or is even false?"

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