Individuals who believed that fake news is a major problem in the UK in 2017

This statistic displays the share of respondents who believed that fake news is a major problem for society in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. Of the different generational groups identified, the group who agreed with this the most was the Gen Z group, with 66 percent stating that fake news is a major problem. The generational groups who agreed with this the least were the Gen X and Boomer groups, with 46 percent from these groups agreeing that fake news is a major problem.

Share of generational groups who believed that fake new is a major problem for society in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

Share of respondents
Gen Z66%
Millennials57%
Gen X46%
Boomers46%
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

2,500 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Generations defined as:
Gen Z: 16-21 years Millennials: 22-35 years Gen X: 36-55 years Boomers: 56+ years
These age bands have been weighted to represent the UK population, as has gender (49% male, 51% female)

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