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Concerns about false information influence on 2020 election U.S. 2019, by age group

Older generations are more concerned about the influence of fake news on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, with 64 percent of those aged 65 and over very concerned, a recent survey found. The trend indicates a decreasing level of worry with age, as only 33 percent of those in the age group 18 to 29 years old expressed major concerned about the impact that made-up information could have during the elecetion.

Level of concern about the potential effect of made-up news and information during the 2020 presidential election in the United States, by age group

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 29 to November 11, 2019

Number of respondents

12,043 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who did not give an answer are not shown

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: How concerned are you, if at all, about the influence made-up news and information could have during the presidential election next year?

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