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
    • Leading online news brands in the U.S. 2019

    • Preferred modes of news consumption in the U.S. 2016-2018

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

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

    • Frequency of social media news consumption in the U.S. 2018

    • Leading social networks used for news in the U.S. 2019

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

    • Most popular news platforms in the U.S. 2018, by age group

  • 2. Trust in news
    • Level of trust in news sources in North America 2018

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

    • Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2000-2018

    • Consumer satisfaction with online news brands in the U.S. 2007-2018

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

    • Assessment of the made up or fake news problem 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

    • Confidence in television news in the U.S. 2010-2018

    • Confidence in newspapers in the U.S. 2010-2018

  • 3. Social media
    • Perceived level of inaccuracy on social media by age in the U.S. 2018

    • Perceived bias of news on social media in the U.S. 2018

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

    • Public opinion on social media sites preventing fake news 2018

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

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

    • Perceived level of bias in traditional media in the U.S. 2018

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

    • Belief in fake news in the U.S. 2018, by age group

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

    • Spread of fake news during the 2016 presidential election in the U.S.

  • 5. Fake news impact
    • 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

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

    • Opinion on fake news as a serious problem in the U.S. 2019, 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

    • U.S. voters concerned about fake news influence on elections 2018, by age group

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

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