Where do you stand in regard to the following statements about the impact of "fake news"?
Opinions on impact of fake news in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey done by YouGov in cooperation with Statista on the impact of fake news in Germany in 2017. More than eighty three percent of respondents (top 2 boxes 'completely agree', 'mostly agree') were of the opinion that elections can be influenced by fake news.
Where do you stand in regard to the following statements about the impact of "fake news"?
Completely agreeMostly agreeMostly disagreeCompletely disagreeNot sure, not specified
„Fake news“ can lead to the discrimination of individual persons58.2%31.7%4.8%0.7%4.6%
„Fake news“ can lead to the discrimination of groups54.1%34.7%5.2%1.3%4.8%
Elections can be influenced through „fake news“43.6%39.6%8.6%2.1%6%
News can be difficult to trust because of „fake news“46.9%37.6%9%1.5%5%
Populists gain aproval due to „fake news“39.6%36.8%10.2%3.7%9.8%
„Fake news“ contributes to the spread of conspiracy theories42.9%40.4%8.1%1.8%6.7%
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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

Germany

Survey time period

February 28 to March 3, 2017

Number of respondents

1,017 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Opinions on impact of fake news in Germany 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey done by YouGov in cooperation with Statista on the impact of fake news in Germany in 2017. More than eighty three percent of respondents (top 2 boxes 'completely agree', 'mostly agree') were of the opinion that elections can be influenced by fake news.
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