In today’s fast-paced and complex information environment, news consumers must make rapid-fire judgments about how to internalize news-related statements – statements that often come in snippets and through pathways that provide little context. A new Pew Research Center survey of 5,035 U.S. adults examines a basic step in that process: 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.
- : http://www.journalism.org/2018/06/18/distinguishing-between-factual-and-opinion-statements-in-the-news/
- : Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Michael Barthel and Nami Sumida
- : Pew Research Center