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Did ‘Fake News’ Sway The Election?

Still struggling to explain Donald Trump's surprise victory, Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters first blamed FBI Director James Comey. In recent days, some have turned to what they are calling "fake news" on social media sites, insisting that the deliberate spread of false information may have been a deciding factor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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