To the best of your knowledge, how often do you see fake news while using the internet or visiting sites such as Facebook or Twitter?

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Share of respondents
More than once a day31%
About once a day18%
About once every few days11%
About once a week6%
Less often than once a week8%
Do not know / no opinion26%

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The statistic presents data on the exposure to fake news on social media in the United States as of December 2016. During a survey, 18 percent of respondents stated they saw fake news on social media websites about once a day.
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Release date
December 2016
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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