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Which of these do you think are the biggest reasons for people getting things wrong about issues such as immigration or crime in their countries?*
Survey on reasons for misconceptions about immigration or crime in Great Britain 2018
This statistic illustrates the results of a survey regarding the reasons for misconceptions about issues such as immigration or crime in Great Britain in 2018. According to data published by IPSOS, 56 percent of British adults stated that they thought the biggest reason for people getting things wrong about their countries was social media misleading them.
Which of these do you think are the biggest reasons for people getting things wrong about issues such as immigration or crime in their countries?*
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 22, 2018 to July 6, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000+

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "People often get lots of things wrong about their countries and how they're changing, for example, what proportion of the population are immigrants, or whether crime is going up or down. Which of these, if any, do you think are the biggest reasons for this?"

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

Survey on reasons for misconceptions about immigration or crime in Great Britain 2018
This statistic illustrates the results of a survey regarding the reasons for misconceptions about issues such as immigration or crime in Great Britain in 2018. According to data published by IPSOS, 56 percent of British adults stated that they thought the biggest reason for people getting things wrong about their countries was social media misleading them.
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