Frequency of perception of fake news in Germany and Europe 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the frequency of perception of so-called "fake news" in Germany and Europe in 2018. On average, thirty seven percent of European respondents said that they encountered fake news or information which misrepresented reality every day or almost every day. In Germany, however, only twenty four percent of respondents said that they came across fake news every or almost every day.

How often do you come across information that you believe to be false or "fake news"?

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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

Feburary 7-9, 2018

Number of respondents

n= 26.576

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

In the survey, the question was phrased as follows: "How often do you come across news or information that you believe misrepresent reality or is even false?"

The values for Germany were taken from page 27 of the source.

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