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.
Level of confidence in distinguishing between real news and fake news among adults in the United States as of October 2017
Share of respondents
Very confident27%
Somewhat confident49%
Not too confident17%
Not at all confident3%
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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

Online interview

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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