Perceived prevalence of fake news in media sources worldwide 2019

Share of adults worldwide who believe fake news is prevalent in selected media sources as of February 2019

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

January 25 to February 8, 2019

Number of respondents

19,541 respondents

Age group

16-74 years*

Special properties

across 27 countries

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

*The source defines their sample as being among adults aged 18 to 74 in select countries.
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "How prevalent, if at all, would you say fake news is in the news and information provided to you by each of the following?" A great deal/fair extent
The source did not provide a breakdown of sample size by region.

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