For which topic areas have you noticed false information in the past 12 months?
Topic areas of fake news in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the topics areas of perceived fake news in Germany in 2017. More than seventy percent of respondents indicated that they had come across false information on the topic of refugees and immigration in the twelve months prior to taking the survey.
For which topic areas have you noticed false information in the past 12 months?
Share of respondents
Refugees and immigration72%
Presidential election campaign USA72%
Politicians in Germany / Europe60%
Politics in Germany and Europe56%
Crime and violence55%
Celebrities, lifestyle, miscellaneous32%
Economy29%
Religion 27%
Health, nutrition, fitness21%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

Germany

Survey time period

January 2017

Number of respondents

680 respondents who noticed fake news

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Top 8 answers

Supplementary notes

A total of 1,009 persons from the age of 14 and above were surveyed. The source makes no reference to survey type or the exact time period in which the survey took place.

Topic areas of fake news in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the topics areas of perceived fake news in Germany in 2017. More than seventy percent of respondents indicated that they had come across false information on the topic of refugees and immigration in the twelve months prior to taking the survey.
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