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I have never shared a fake news story on social media.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

5

1.9

1.9

1.9

10%

9

3.4

3.4

5.3

20%

7

2.6

2.6

7.9

30%

10

3.8

3.8

11.7

40%

17

6.4

6.4

18.0

50%

21

7.9

7.9

25.9

60%

21

7.9

7.9

33.8

70%

15

5.6

5.6

39.5

80%

24

9.0

9.0

48.5

90%

30

11.3

11.3

59.8

100% -Very confident

107

40.2

40.2

100.0

Total

266

100.0

100.0

 

I have shared a fake news story on purpose on social media.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

127

47.7

47.7

47.7

10%

17

6.4

6.4

54.1

20%

15

5.6

5.6

59.8

30%

18

6.8

6.8

66.5

40%

10

3.8

3.8

70.3

50%

17

6.4

6.4

76.7

60%

15

5.6

5.6

82.3

70%

19

7.1

7.1

89.5

80%

13

4.9

4.9

94.4

90%

8

3.0

3.0

97.4

100% -Very confident

7

2.6

2.6

100.0

Total

266

100.0

100.0

 

I purposely share fake news stories on social media to be ironic.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

115

43.2

43.4

43.4

10%

23

8.6

8.7

52.1

20%

11

4.1

4.2

56.2

30%

15

5.6

5.7

61.9

40%

10

3.8

3.8

65.7

50%

22

8.3

8.3

74.0

60%

18

6.8

6.8

80.8

70%

14

5.3

5.3

86.0

80%

12

4.5

4.5

90.6

90%

16

6.0

6.0

96.6

100% -Very confident

9

3.4

3.4

100.0

Total

265

99.6

100.0

 

Missing

System

1

.4

 

 

Total

266

100.0

 

 

I have shared a fake news story by accident on social media.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

9

3.4

3.4

3.4

10%

12

4.5

4.5

7.9

20%

14

5.3

5.3

13.2

30%

18

6.8

6.8

20.0

40%

19

7.1

7.2

27.2

50%

19

7.1

7.2

34.3

60%

21

7.9

7.9

42.3

70%

17

6.4

6.4

48.7

80%

13

4.9

4.9

53.6

90%

33

12.4

12.5

66.0

100% -Very confident

90

33.8

34.0

100.0

Total

265

99.6

100.0

 

Missing

System

1

.4

 

 

Total

266

100.0

 

 

My friends on social media have shared fake news stories.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

12

4.5

4.5

4.5

10%

7

2.6

2.6

7.2

20%

9

3.4

3.4

10.6

30%

17

6.4

6.4

17.0

40%

12

4.5

4.5

21.5

50%

34

12.8

12.8

34.3

60%

30

11.3

11.3

45.7

70%

31

11.7

11.7

57.4

80%

34

12.8

12.8

70.2

90%

28

10.5

10.6

80.8

100% -Very confident

51

19.2

19.2

100.0

Total

265

99.6

100.0

 

Missing

System

1

.4

 

 

Total

266

100.0

 

 

I have read a headline I thought was true and later found out it was fake news.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

29

10.9

10.9

10.9

10%

14

5.3

5.3

16.2

20%

23

8.6

8.7

24.9

30%

28

10.5

10.6

35.5

40%

27

10.2

10.2

45.7

50%

30

11.3

11.3

57.0

60%

22

8.3

8.3

65.3

70%

20

7.5

7.5

72.8

80%

19

7.1

7.2

80.0

90%

22

8.3

8.3

88.3

100% -Very confident

31

11.7

11.7

100.0

Total

265

99.6

100.0

 

Missing

System

1

.4

 

 

Total

266

100.0

 

 

Read research results appendix 3 here

Jennifer Lewallen  
 
Guest blogger



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