Pew Survey: Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

A new Pew Research Center survey examines whether members of the public can recognize news as factual – something that’s capable of being proved or disproved by objective evidence – or as an opinion that reflects the beliefs and values of whoever expressed it. Survey results include the politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better; Republicans and Democrats both influenced by political appeal of statements.

H/T Gary Price’s InfoDocket post. — Joe

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