How problematic fake news is for democracy in EU countries 2018

The majority of respondents to a 2018 survey across the 28 European Union member states said they thought fake news was a problem for democracy in general. In the EU as a whole, just 14 percent said they didn't think it was a problem. However, opinions varied from country to country.

Is fake news a problem for democracy? Opinions in Europe 2018, by country

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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

Europe, EU

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: "In your opinion, is the existence of news or information that misrepresent reality or is even false a problem for democracy in general?"

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