New Poll Finds That Those Who Rely On Fox News Are Less Informed Than Those Who Watch Jon Stewart Or No News At All

Author: November 21, 2011 11:02 pm

Here’s a tidbit you won’t be shocked about. According to a new poll, people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who watch Jon Stewart on Comedy Central and those who listen to NPR. See, told you that you wouldn’t be shocked.

The PublicMind poll was conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and it focused on the revolutions in Egypt and Syria. Participants were asked if the people of Egypt successfully ended the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Among Fox News viewers, only 48% answered correctly while 68% of NPR listeners gave the right answer. When asked if Syrians had toppled their government, 60% of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart viewers were able to give the right answer, compared to only 45% of Fox News viewers.

Keep in mind that The Daily Show is a comedy news program on Comedy Central while Fox bills itself as news you can trust. The fact that Fox News viewers are more ignorant than people who watch John Stewart every day is quite telling. A study conducted last year by the University of Maryland discovered that Fox News watchers were more misinformed than those who get their information from other sources. So, the Fairleigh Dickinson poll just adds more weight to the case made by liberals that Fox News is merely propaganda designed to dumb down the minds exposed to it.

According to Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson and an analyst for the poll, “The results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who don’t watch any news at all.”

I know. Shocking, right?


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  • Why is everybody accused of racist when they don’t agree with Obama, every time they challenge something that may be a mistake, they are accused of being racist.

    This site has an article on Republicans and Conservatives distorting truths (Humans distort truths actually, not one party specific to that truth), well the Liberals try to distort people and truth. In reality not in politics, they can be charged with defamation of character. During presidential campaigns Republicans try or tried to be civil, then the Democrats try to make the decision for the american people, start trying mud sling and write wrongs, even if the wrongs are so tiny and from the past. Now I think the Republicans have gotten used to playing that game, that its automatic now, no moves made now, its like “The Game”(for anyone plays, sorry.. I lost it too, LOL.)

  • Yeah and CNN wants to keep people brainwashed into thinking that Republicans are unintelligent, fascist, bigots. My dad is pretty intelligent and he watches every news channel under the roof. He even able to get info I miss, millions of people miss. I don’t watch the cable news for my sanity.

    I’m actually Independent and despise a lot of the crap all the parties are doing, but I also value everything that our four fathers worked for. They were all kind of races. Native American, English, African and more. They were more than just the white man. America is suppose to be the land of the free and the brave, but the government owning “everything” will compromise our freedom.

    You all should see the study on Spongebob, kids who watch Spongebob get even more dumb. I think there were two studies done, I heard the used Barney on one.

    Some of the first ever black people in the government were Republican, in fact one of the first people to give the black men their freedom was a republican. I’ve met more racist Liberals than most.

    • The first black politicians were Republicans because back then it was the Party of Lincoln. Things have changed since then, something many people overlook.

      And of course there are racist Liberals, but they are a vast minority. Conservatives regularly make it the party platform, go look at history. Are they all racist? Of course not, but for an entire national party to make it their plank it must be pretty popular.

    • So what exactly does SpongeBob have to do with government control? And please don’t say it’s “the liberal media.”

      Also, on Obama and racism: Disagreeing with our first African-American president doesn’t make you racist. What does make you racist is calling him racist over and over again in order to invoke fear within the majority ethnic group. I wonder which media station did that…

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