Connections: Why younger adults are better than older adults at discerning fact from opinion
A new study by the Pew Research Centershows Americans over the age of 50 are worse than younger people at discerning facts from opinions. The research challenges ideas that younger people who are digitally savvy might be more susceptible to misinformation. In reality, researchers say exposure to television news – which is largely consumed by older people – is part of the issue because it sometimes blends facts and opinions.
This hour, we discuss the results of the study and explore how different types of media influence different generations of Americans. In studio: