Faux news in the digital age: Appendix 1

Which of the following social media websites do you access most often?

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Twitter

36

13.5

13.5

13.5

Facebook

195

73.3

73.3

86.8

Pinterest

4

1.5

1.5

88.3

Instagram

19

7.1

7.1

95.5

Snapchat

3

1.1

1.1

96.6

Tumblr

5

1.9

1.9

98.5

I don’t use any social media

4

1.5

1.5

100.0

Total

266

100.0

100.0

 

What is the primary way you get your news?

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Phone notifications to my favorite news outlet.

26

9.8

9.8

9.8

Checking my favorite news outlet’s website.

91

34.2

34.3

44.2

Watching the news on TV.

100

37.6

37.7

81.9

Clicking on links my friends share on social media.

37

13.9

14.0

95.8

None of the above.

11

4.1

4.2

100.0

Total

265

99.6

100.0

 

Missing

System

1

.4

 

 

Total

266

100.0

 

 

Of the following headlines, which would you be most likely to click and/or share on social media?

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Health Insurance Companies HATE This New Trick

33

12.4

12.5

12.5

Comparing Republican Health Care Proposals

83

31.2

31.3

43.8

How Trump may cover Americans with pre-existing conditions

105

39.5

39.6

83.4

Why Health Care Premiums Are Rising Under Obamacare

44

16.5

16.6

100.0

Total

265

99.6

100.0

 

Missing

System

1

.4

 

 

Total

266

100.0

 

 

 

 

Which of the following headlines is not fake news?

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Denzel Washington Backs Trump in the Most Epic Way Possible

39

14.7

14.7

14.7

Final election 2016 numbers: Trump won both popular (62.9M-62.2M) and Electoral College Votes (306-232)

86

32.3

32.3

47.0

Stop Pretending You Don’t Know Why People Hate Hillary Clinton

107

40.2

40.2

87.2

Pope Francis Endorses Donald Trump

34

12.8

12.8

100.0

Total

266

100.0

100.0

 

Fake news beliefs

I can identify a fake news headline right away.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

2

.8

.8

.8

10%

10

3.8

3.8

4.5

20%

8

3.0

3.0

7.5

30%

11

4.1

4.1

11.7

40%

16

6.0

6.0

17.7

50%

37

13.9

13.9

31.6

60%

43

16.2

16.2

47.7

70%

42

15.8

15.8

63.5

80%

43

16.2

16.2

79.7

90%

27

10.2

10.2

89.8

100% -Very confident

27

10.2

10.2

100.0

Total

266

100.0

100.0

 

I can identify a fake news headline after taking a few moments to analyze it.

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

0% Not at all confident

2

.8

.8

.8

10%

2

.8

.8

1.5

20%

11

4.1

4.1

5.6

30%

12

4.5

4.5

10.2

40%

15

5.6

5.6

15.8

50%

28

10.5

10.5

26.3

60%

34

12.8

12.8

39.1

70%

35

13.2

13.2

52.3

80%

49

18.4

18.4

70.7

90%

44

16.5

16.5

87.2

100% -Very confident

34

12.8

12.8

100.0

Total

266

100.0

100.0

 

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