Characteristics checked when checking news for correctness in the Netherlands 2019

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey on the characteristics checked when checking news for correctness in the Netherlands in 2019. When the Dutch respondents were asked what they pay attention to when checking news for correctness, roughly 32 percent indicated that they read the whole article. Less than 20 percent of the respondents indicated that they check news by paying attention to the author of the news item.

What do you pay attention to when checking news for correctness?*

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

March 14, 2019 to March 28, 2019

Number of respondents

838 respondents

Age group

15-75 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* The question was originally phrased by the source in Dutch as follows: "Waar let je op bij het controleren van nieuws op juistheid?".

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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