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Perceived prevalence of fake news in media sources worldwide 2018, by region

Share of adults worldwide who believe fake news is prevalent in selected media sources as of January 2018, by region

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

December 22, 2017 to January 5, 2018

Number of respondents

19,060 respondents

Age group

16-64 years*

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

*The source defines their sample as being among adults aged 16 to 64 in 24 countries.
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "How prevalent, if at all, would you say fake news is in the news and information provided to you by each of the following?" A great deal/fair extent
The source did not provide a breakdown of sample size by region.

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