How much do you trust news that your friends and family share on Facebook?

U.S. trust in news shared by friends and family via Facebook 2016 This statistic shows the amount of trust of U.S. internet users put into news that their friends and family share on Facebook. During the December 2016 survey, 61 percent of respondents stated that they only trusted news on the social network a little. A total of 19 percent of respondents did not trust news posted via Facebook at all.
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Share of respondents
A lot11%
A little61%
Not at all19%
Not sure8%
Share of respondents
A lot11%
A little61%
Not at all19%
Not sure8%
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This statistic shows the amount of trust of U.S. internet users put into news that their friends and family share on Facebook. During the December 2016 survey, 61 percent of respondents stated that they only trusted news on the social network a little. A total of 19 percent of respondents did not trust news posted via Facebook at all.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 8 to 9, 2016
Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
internet users
Method of interview
Online interview

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