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

This statistic shows the results of a survey on trust towards the news and the news media in Finland in 2018, broken down by age group. During the period under survey, 75 percent of the respondents over 35 years believed that they could trust most of the news that they followed. The corresponding figure for people under 35 was 64 percent.

Share of trust in the news and in the independence of the domestic media in Finland in 2018, by age group

Under 35 yearsOver 35 years
I believe one can trust most news 52%65%
I believe that I can trust most of the news that I follow 64%75%
I believe that I can trust most of the news on social media 17%18%
I believe that I can trust most of the news in search engines28%29%
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Sources

Release date

June 2018

Region

Finland

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."

Under 35 years (n=540)
Over 35 years (n=1,472)

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