Fake news perception of accuracy in the U.S. 2016

Perceived accuracy of fake news headlines in the United States as of December 2016

Fake news perception of accuracy in the U.S. 2016 The statistic presents results of a survey regarding the perceived accuracy of fake news headlines in the United States as of December 2016. It was found that 28 percent of respondents believed that the headline that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump for President was very accurate.
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Perceived accuracy of fake news headlines in the United States as of December 2016

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Donald Trump sent his own plane to transport 200 stranded marines49%35%9%6%
FBI Director Comey just put a Trump sign on his front lawn40%41%13%6%
Donald Trump protester speaks out: “I was paid $3,500 to protest Trump’s rally"38%42%12%9%
FBI agent suspected in Hillary email leaks found dead in apparent murder-suicide30%42%17%11%
Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for President, releases statement28%36%12%23%
Very accurateSomewhat accurateNot very accurate Not at all accurate
Donald Trump sent his own plane to transport 200 stranded marines49%35%9%6%
FBI Director Comey just put a Trump sign on his front lawn40%41%13%6%
Donald Trump protester speaks out: “I was paid $3,500 to protest Trump’s rally"38%42%12%9%
FBI agent suspected in Hillary email leaks found dead in apparent murder-suicide30%42%17%11%
Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for President, releases statement28%36%12%23%
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The statistic presents results of a survey regarding the perceived accuracy of fake news headlines in the United States as of December 2016. It was found that 28 percent of respondents believed that the headline that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump for President was very accurate.
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