Perceived frequency of online news websites reporting fake news stories in the United States as of March 2018

Frequency of online news sources reporting fake news U.S. 2018 The statistic presents data on the perceived frequency of online news websites reporting fake news stories in the United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 52 percent of respondents stated that they believed online news sources regularly published fake news stories.
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Share of respondents
Yes, regularly52%
Yes, occasionally34%
No, do not9%
Don't know6%
Share of respondents
Yes, regularly52%
Yes, occasionally34%
No, do not9%
Don't know6%
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The statistic presents data on the perceived frequency of online news websites reporting fake news stories in the United States as of March 2018. During the survey, 52 percent of respondents stated that they believed online news sources regularly published fake news stories.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 2 to 5, 2018
Number of respondents
803 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Do you think some online news websites ever report fake news stories, or not? [If YES: Do they do this regularly or just occasionally?]"

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