Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?
Can you tell the difference between factual and opinion news statements?
Test your ability to classify 10 news statements as either factual or opinion. Then see how you did in comparison with a nationally representative group of 5,035 randomly selected U.S. adults surveyed online between February 22 and March 4, 2018. The analysis of the findings from the study can be found in the full report, “Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News.” Take the quiz and share your results with us on Twitter @PewJournalism.
Regardless of how knowledgeable you are about each topic, would you consider each statement to be a factual statement (whether you think it is accurate or not) or an opinion statement (whether you agree with it or not)?