News or Opinion? Report says Americans can’t tell one from the other

Few Americans are good at distinguishing between factual news and opinion — and it may have something to do with their trust in media and political awareness.
According to a Pew Research Center study published this week, a majority of Americans were able to identify three of five news-related factual and opinion statements shown in a survey — but only 26 percent correctly identified all five factual statements, and 35 percent correctly identified all five opinions. Pew differentiated the two with the definition “the capacity to be proved or disproved by objective evidence.” [Full story: Poynter/Daniel Funke] 

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