(RNS) — A new survey finds that white evangelical Protestants are more concerned about made-up or “fake” news than any other major religious group and are also the most likely to blame journalists for creating it.
According to a new report unveiled earlier this month by Pew Research, a majority of white evangelicals (59%) say they believe made-up news and information is a “very big problem” for the United States, with an additional 27% describing it as a “moderately big problem.”
By contrast, 50% of white mainline Christians, 42% of black Protestants and 46% of Catholics describe “fake news” as a very big problem. Forty-nine percent of religiously unaffiliated Americans also said the same, as did 50% of the general public.
The discrepancy adds to