Singaporeans falsely believing fake news 2018

This statistic depicts the share of respondents who have falsely believed a fake news story as of August 2018, by age group. During the period surveyed, when asked if they have falsely believed a news story was real until they found out otherwise, 55 percent of respondents between 15 to 24 years agreed or strongly agreed. In comparison, only 39 percent of respondents between 55 to 65 years admitted that they have done so.

Share of respondents who falsely believed fake news in Singapore as of August 2018, by age

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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: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: 'I have falsely believed a news story was real until I found out otherwise.'"

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