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Fake News vs. Real News: Statistics

How to determine actual and reliable information on the internet and in social media feeds

Statistics

chart of responses to survey question: How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as

How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as "Fake News"?

Source: YouGov. "How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as "Fake News"?." Statista - The Statistics Portal, Statista, www.statista.com/statistics/678000/fake-news-media-frequency/.


The statistic shows information on how often respondents believe that mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news." According to the survey, 25 percent of respondents believed that mainstream media rarely reported fake news.

chart of responses by gender to question: How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as

How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news"? (by gender)

Source: YouGov. "How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as "Fake News"? (by Gender)." Statista - The Statistics Portal, Statista, www.statista.com/statistics/678005/fake-news-media-frequency-by-gender/.


The statistic shows information on how often respondents believe that mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news", sorted by gender. According to the survey, 26 percent of male respondents believed that mainstream media rarely reported fake news.

chart of responses by age to question: How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as

How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news"? (by age)

Source: YouGov. "How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as "Fake News"? (by Age)." Statista - The Statistics Portal, Statista, www.statista.com/statistics/678007/fake-news-media-frequency-by-age/.


The statistic shows information on how often respondents believe that mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news", sorted by age. According to the survey, 22 percent of respondents aged under 30 believed that mainstream media rarely reported fake news.

chart of responses by political affiliation to question: How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as

How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news"? (by political affiliation)

Source: YouGov. "How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as "Fake News"? (by Political Affiliation)." Statista - The Statistics Portal, Statista, www.statista.com/statistics/678014/fake-news-media-frequency-by-political-affiliation/.


The statistic shows information on how often respondents believe that mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news", sorted by political affiliation. According to the survey, 9 percent of Republican respondents believed that mainstream media rarely reported fake news.

chart of responses by ethnicity to question: How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as

How often do you think mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news"? (by ethnicity)

Source: YouGov. "How Often Do You Think Mainstream Media Outlets Report Something That Could Be Described as "Fake News"? (by Ethnicity)." Statista - The Statistics Portal, Statista, www.statista.com/statistics/678011/fake-news-media-frequency-by-ethnicity/


The statistic shows information on how often respondents believe that mainstream media outlets report something that could be described as "fake news", sorted by ethnicity. According to the survey, 24 percent of white respondents believed that mainstream media rarely reported fake news.


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