People who have wrongly believed fake news worldwide 2018

Share of adults in selected countries worldwide who have wrongly believed a news story was real until realizing it was fake as of July 2018

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

June 22 to July 6, 2018

Number of respondents

13,000 respondents

Age group


Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

*Survey conducted among adults aged 18 to 64 in the United States and Canada, and adults aged 16 to 64 in all other countries.

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