Poll: 91% Of Americans Say Misinformation Is A Problem

  • A poll from the Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that about three-quarters of Americans – 80 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of Republicans – say misinformation increases political extremism.
  • A total of 91 percent of American adults say the spread of misinformation is a problem and 74 percent say it is a major problem.
  • “We’re at a point now where the misinformation is so bad you can trust very little of what you read in the media or social media,” a Republican participant in the survey said. “It’s all about getting clicks, not the truth, and it’s the extremes that get the attention.”
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