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Poll: 92 Percent of Republicans Say Media Purposely Report Fake News

Poll: 92 Percent of Republicans Say Media Purposely Report Fake News
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By    |   Wednesday, 27 June 2018 09:25 AM

More than 70 percent of Americans - including 92 percent of Republicans - think that mainstream media outlets intentionally report fake news, according to the latest Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

The results, according to Axios:

  • 72 percent overall think media reports news it knows to be fake.
  • 25 percent overall say media rarely or never reports false or misleading news.
  • 79 percent of Independents think media reports news it knows is false.
  • Even 53 percent of Democrats say media knowingly reports fake news.

Further, 65 percent overall say fake news is reported because of an agenda compared to just 3 percent who think it's an accident. Nearly one-third say fake news gets reported because of laziness or poor fact-checking, according to the survey.

But at least both Democrats and Republicans are confident in their ability to spot a piece of fake news; 78 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats say they can sniff out fake news.

The online poll was conducted June 15-19 among a total sample of 3,936 adults, selected from the nearly 3 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day.

The modeled error estimate for the full sample is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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A new poll reveals more than 70 percent of Americans - including 92 percent of Republicans - think that mainstream media outlets intentionally report fake news.
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