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Brazil: main elections news sources according to voters 2018

The second round of Brazil's 2018 presidential election took place on October 28 of that year. During a survey fielded between October 26 to 29, 2018, more than half (52 percent) of respondents stated that television was an important medium to access news on elections. Almost 30 percent mentioned Facebook. Most of the people who voted for the eventual president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, believed in pieces of fake news that emerged throughout the electoral process.

Most important sources of news on elections according to voters in Brazil as of October 2018

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

October 26 to 29, 2018

Number of respondents

1,491 mobile internet users

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Quais desses lugares foram importantes para você acessar notícias sobre essas eleições?"

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