Level of trust in news found on social media in Singapore in 2018, by type

This statistic depicts the share of respondents who trust the news they read or hear on social media as of August 2018, by type. During the survey period, 28 percent of those surveyed indicated that they trust the news found on social media in general. The least-trusted social media platform for news was Twitter, with only 17 percent of respondents agreeing that they trusted the news they found there.

Share of respondents in Singapore who trust news they read or heard on social media as of August 2018, by type

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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

Singapore

Survey time period

July 30 to August 2, 2018

Number of respondents

750 respondents

Age group

15-65 years old

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Do you trust the news you read or hear[?]"

Results only display respondents who indicated to trust social media all the time or most of the time.

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