Threat of fake news to democracy U.S. 2017, by political affiliation

The statistic shows the share of adults who believe fake news is a threat to democracy in the United States in 2017, sorted by political affiliation. During the survey, 67 percent of Republicans stated that they believed fake news was a very serious threat to democracy.

Share of adults who believe “fake news” is a threat to democracy in the United States in 2017, by political affiliation

A very serious threatA somewhat serious threatNot much of a threat
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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

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How much of a threat do you believe “fake news” is to our democracy?"

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