Ability to recognize fake news in the U.S. 2017

Level of confidence in distinguishing between real news and fake news among adults in the United States as of October 2017

Ability to recognize fake news in the U.S. 2017 The statistic shows the levels of confidence about being able to recognize fake news in the United States in 2017. It was found that 27 percent of respondents felt that they were very confident in being able to spot fake news in 2017.
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Level of confidence in distinguishing between real news and fake news among adults in the United States as of October 2017

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Share of respondents
Very confident27%
Somewhat confident49%
Not too confident17%
Not at all confident3%
Share of respondents
Very confident27%
Somewhat confident49%
Not too confident17%
Not at all confident3%
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The statistic shows the levels of confidence about being able to recognize fake news in the United States in 2017. It was found that 27 percent of respondents felt that they were very confident in being able to spot fake news in 2017.
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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
Online interview
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