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Survey: 72% Of Americans Say News Outlets Intentionally Run Fake News

CNS News [1]
June 28, 2018

A new survey shows 72% of Americans believe “traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading.”

In the survey [2] by Axios/SurveyMonkey, respondents were asked “How often do you think traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake. False, or purposely misleading?”

The survey also showed on the political side that 92% of Republicans said that traditional news sources report news they know to be fake, along with 54% of Democrats. Additionally, the survey showed 79% of Independents said that traditional news sources report news they know to be fake.

While 69% of Republicans said news sources report news they know be fake “A lot,” another 23% said news sources “sometimes do.”

Among Democrats, 21% said that news sources report news they know to be fake “A lot,” while 32% of said they “sometimes do.” For Independents, 42% said news sources report news they know be fake “A lot,” while 37% of Independents said news sources “sometimes do.”

Among those who think traditional news outlets report false news, about two-thirds think they do so intentionally to advance “an agenda.”

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