A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans view “fake news” and bogus information as a bigger threat than terrorism, immigration, climate change, and racism. According to the survey, 68% of Americans believe fake news undermines their trust in government, while 54% say it undermines their confidence in other Americans. More than half say it affects the ability of political leaders to do their work. It also revealed that far more Republicans than Democrats blame journalists for fake news, which comes as no surprise given the Left’s near monopoly on American news.
Here’s more from Axios…
Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.
Why it matters: The survey finds that Americans feel more worried today about fake news because it’s undermining their trust in key institutions, like government and the media.
The only issues that rank higher than made-up news and information as “very big problems in the country today” are drug addiction, the affordability of health care, the U.S. political system, and the income gap.
By the numbers: An overwhelming majority of Americans (68%) believe made-up news and information has a big impact on their trust in government, according to the survey.