Spread of fake news during the 2016 presidential election in the U.S.

The statistic presents the share of adults who saw any fake news stories online during the 2016 presidential election in the United States as of October 2017. It was found that 33 percent of respondents definitely saw fake news online during the election.

Share of adults who saw any fake news stories online during the 2016 presidential election in the United States as of October 2017

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Release date

October 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 7 to 10, 2017

Number of respondents

1,492 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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