Survey on having believed a fake news story in Europe 2018, by country

This statistic illustrates the results of a survey regarding the share of respondents that had believed in a fake news story before in selected countries in Europe in 2018. According to data published by IPSOS, 57 percent of Spanish respondents stated to have falsely believed a news story was real until they found out it was fake.

I have falsely believed a news story was real until I found out it was fake.

Share of respondents that agreed
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

Europe

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

* n (Germany, Spain, France, Italy) = 1,000+; n (Serbia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Sweden) = 500+.
The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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