Level of confusion caused by fake news in the United States as of December 2016

Confusion caused by made-up news in the U.S. 2016 The statistic presents results of a survey regarding the levels of confusion caused by fake news in the United States as of December 2016. It was found that 64 percent of respondents believed that made-up news had caused a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events.
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A great deal of confusion64%
Some confusion24%
Not much/no confusion11%
Share of respondents
A great deal of confusion64%
Some confusion24%
Not much/no confusion11%
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The statistic presents results of a survey regarding the levels of confusion caused by fake news in the United States as of December 2016. It was found that 64 percent of respondents believed that made-up news had caused a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 1 to 4, 2016
Number of respondents
1,002 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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