Trust in the news and in the independence of the media in Finland 2018, by education

This statistic shows the results of a survey on trust towards the news and the news media in Finland in 2018, broken down by education level. According to the survey, nearly 80 percent of people with a Master or Doctorate level education believed that they could trust most of the news that they followed. Trust in social media news was highest among people without a higher education degree.

Share of trust in the news and in the independence of the domestic media in Finland in 2018, by education level

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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

January to February 2018

Number of respondents

2,012 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Internet users, who followed the news during the month before the survey.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Ilmoita, missä määrin olet samaa mieltä seuraavien väitteiden kanssa."

Pupil/student (n=95)
Higher secondary school/high school diploma/A-level diploma (n=223)
Vocational education (n=955)
Bachelor level education (n=220)
Master or doctorate level education (n=295)

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