Belief in fake news in the U.S. 2018, by age group

The statistic shows the share of adults who sometimes think fake news is real in the United States as of June 2018, broken down by age group. The findings reveal that responding U.S. adults over the age of 65 years old were most likely to admit that they sometimes thought that fake news was real until later realizing it was not. In comparison, those aged between 50 and 64 years were less likely to agree that this was the case.

Share of adults who sometimes think fake news is real in the United States as of June 2018, by age group

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: 'I admit it, I sometimes think fake news is real, only to find out later it was incorrect.'
The source did not provide information on the sample number.

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