Share of adults who have read or started to read a news story and later realized it was fake in the United States as of December 2016

Fake news consumption in the U.S. 2016 The statistic presents data on fake news consumption in the United States as of December 2016. During a survey, 13 percent of respondents stated they had never read a news story and later realized it was not real.
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Share of respondents
Yes, more than once55%
Yes, just once14%
No, never13%
Do not know / no opinion18%
Share of respondents
Yes, more than once55%
Yes, just once14%
No, never13%
Do not know / no opinion18%
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The statistic presents data on fake news consumption in the United States as of December 2016. During a survey, 13 percent of respondents stated they had never read a news story and later realized it was not real.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 1 and 2, 2016
Number of respondents
1,605 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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