The Majority Of Americans Think Misinformation Is A Problem. Here’s Who They Blame The Most

The majority of Americans believe U.S. politicians and social media companies spread more misinformation than any foreign government, including adversaries like China and Russia, according to a new poll.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, released Friday, found that about 75% of Americans believed politicians in the U.S., social media companies and social media users are the biggest drivers of misinformation. Just under half of respondents, however, thought that the U.S. government was responsible for misinformation, while just over half said the same for Russia and China.

Who to blame differed among Democrats and Republicans, according to an AP-NORC summary, with Republicans being nearly twice as likely as Democrats to blame the U.S. government for misinformation. Older Americans were also more likely to blame foreign governments than younger Americans. (Read more from “The Majority of Americans Think Misinformation Is a Problem. Here’s Who They Blame the Most” HERE)

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