Fake news in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on fake news in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about fake news in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. News consumption overview
    • News access in selected countries worldwide 2016, by media

    • Leading online news brands in the U.S. 2017

    • Reliance on national news as a source of information in the U.S. 2018

    • Leading social networks used for news in the U.S. 2017

    • Popular publication types among newspaper subscribers in the U.S. 2017

  • 2. Trust in news
    • Problem of outside groups planting fake news in mainstream media U.S. 2018

    • Frequency of trust in news sources in the U.S. 2017

    • Frequency of trust in online news sources in the U.S. 2017

    • Friendliness of media to the people U.S. 2017

    • Friendliness of media to the people U.S. 2017, by political affiliation

    • Consumer satisfaction with online news brands in the U.S. 2007-2017

    • Trusted sources for news on politics and government in the U.S. 2014

    • Opinion on objectivity of selected news outlets in the U.S. 2017

    • Importance of source to a news story's credibility in the U.S. 2017

    • Level of trust in national/local news in the U.S. 2018

  • 3. Social media
    • U.S. public opinion: entity responsible for preventing fake news consumption 2018

    • Problem of outside groups planting fake news on social media U.S. 2018

    • Tech company intervention on fake news in the U.S. 2018

    • Trust in Facebook news in the U.S. 2016

    • Fake news election stories in the U.S. 2016

    • Fake crime news stories in the U.S. 2016

  • 4. Fake news consumption
    • Ability to recognize fake news in the U.S. 2017, by gender

    • Fake news recognition among children in the U.S. 2017

    • Fake news consumption in the U.S. 2016

    • Sharing of made-up news online in the U.S. 2016

    • Amount of made up or fake news in reported news in the U.S. 2017

    • Fake news perception of accuracy in the U.S. 2016

    • Fake news sharing among children in the U.S. 2017

    • Huffington Post reporting made up or fake news about Trump in the U.S. 2017

    • Fox News reporting made up or fake news about Trump in the U.S. 2017

    • Public opinion on Russia spreading fake news in the U.S. 2017

    • Reasons for President Trump declaring news as "fake news" in the U.S. 2017

  • 5. Fake news impact
    • Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018

    • Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018, by age

    • Traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018, by political affiliation

    • Frequency of online news sources reporting fake news U.S. 2018

    • Confusion caused by made-up news in the U.S. 2016

    • Perception that fake news is a major problem in the U.S. 2017, by age

    • Opinion on fake news is a major problem in the U.S. 2017, by political affiliation

    • Government intervention on fake news in the U.S. 2018

    • Assessment of the made up or fake news problem in the U.S. 2017

    • Perception that fake news is a threat to democracy in the U.S. 2017

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2018
  • Source(s): Statista
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