Perception that fake news is a major problem in the U.S. 2017, by age

The statistic shows the share of adults who believe fake news is a major problem in the United States in 2017, sorted by age. During the survey, 80 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated that they believed fake news is a major problem.

Share of adults who believe fake news is a major problem in the United States in 2017, by age

Share of respondents
18 to 29 years80%
30 to 49 years75%
50 to 64 years73%
65 years and older68%
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Sources

Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 4 to October 2, 2017

Number of respondents

19,196 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

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