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Guess who's best at telling fact from opinion?

by Margaret Schoen on 2018-10-23T16:05:28-04:00 | Comments

Believe it or not, younger Americans are better at distinguishing fact from opinion, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research CenterThe study asked United States adults to categorize 10 statements, five factual and five opinions.


Of respondents between 18 and 49, 32 percent were able to correctly identify all the facts, and 44 percent correctly spotted all the opinions. That's compared to the over 50 group, where 20 percent were able to spot all the factual statements, and 26 percent correctly identified all the opinions.


Want to test yourself? Take the quiz at the Pew site.

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