Share of respondents who agreed with the following statements about news consumption prior to the general election in the United Kingdom (UK) as of May 2017

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This statistic shows the results of a survey on the news consumption behavior of UK adults prior to the general election in 2017. The survey found that 39 percent of respondents planned to visit national newspaper websites at least twice as often as normal in order to be well informed prior to the election, while 46 percent stated that they had become more suspicious of news reported on social media after the so-called 'fake news' affairs surrounding Brexit and the recent U.S. presidential election.
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Release date
May 2017
United Kingdom
Survey time period
May 19-22, 2017
Number of respondents
2,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide information on the original wording used during the survey. Thus, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.

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