Ageing and Longevity

Younger Americans are better than their elders at separating fact and opinion

Striking Seattle Times copy editor Carole McLosky (L) and reporter Susan Gilmore (R) work on a story for the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild published newspaper the "Seattle Union Record" in Seattle, November 24, 2000. The "Seattle Union Record" was published today for the first time with financial support from the Guild and is being staffed by the some 900 striking journalist to directly compete against the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Guild members have been working without a contract since July 2000 and workers went on strike November 21 to fight for higher wages and better retirement benefits. REUTERS/Anthony P.APB/MMR - RP2DRHZBRMAB

About a third of 18 to 49-year-olds (32%) correctly identified all five of the factual statements. Image: REUTERS/Anthony P.

Jeffrey Gottfried
Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
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