6%

of Americans are not at all confident in their ability to identify fake news

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: By comparison, 39 percent are very confident and 45 percent somewhat confident in their ability to recognize fake news. Nine percent say they aren't very confident in their ability to recognize fake news.
Reference: For more information, read the 2016 Pew Research Center analysis, "Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion." "Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion."

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