Ability to perceive fake news in Singapore in 2018

This statistic depicts the share of respondents who correctly identified fake news as of August 2018, by education level. During the time measured, 61 percent of survey participants with a graduate degree or higher were able to identify fake news, compared to 46 percent of respondents with a high school qualification or lower.

Share of respondents in Singapore who are able to identify fake news as of August 2018, by education level

Share of respondents
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Release date

September 2018



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

*A-levels and equivalent.

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Please look at the ten images below. Please select the ones that you believe are fake news."

Results only display share of respondents who passed, meaning that they correctly identified at least three out of five fake news headlines.

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