More than half of these social media news consumers say they have encountered made-up news about COVID-19.
About half say they have seen at least some made-up news about the virus; 29% think it was created in a lab.
A majority of U.S. adults can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a digital knowledge quiz, and many struggle with certain cybersecurity and privacy questions
Atheists and agnostics know more about religion than most other religious groups, while those with no particular religion are among the least knowledgeable.
How much do you know about religion? And how do you compare with the average American? Here’s your chance to find out.
Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking our 11-question quiz, then compare your answers to the average American and across demographic groups.
Many Americans can answer at least some questions about science concepts. Science knowledge levels remain strongly tied to education; Republicans and Democrats are about equally knowledgeable.
About half of whites correctly answered at least nine of 11 science-related questions, compared with much smaller shares of Hispanics and blacks.
A new survey shows that it varies dramatically by education, race and ethnicity
The politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better in differentiating factual statements from opinions.