People who have wrongly believed fake news worldwide 2018

The statistic shows the share of adults in selected countries worldwide who have wrongly believed a news story was real until realizing it was fake as of July 2018. According to Ipsos, 58 percent of surveyed adults in South Korea said that they have falsely believed a news story was real until finding out that it was fake, compared to 33 percent of respondents in Great Britain who said the same.

Share of adults in selected countries worldwide who have wrongly believed a news story was real until realizing it was fake as of July 2018

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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 22 to July 6, 2018

Number of respondents

13,000 respondents

Age group

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Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

*Survey conducted among adults aged 18 to 64 in the United States and Canada, and adults aged 16 to 64 in all other countries.

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