Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Examiner.COM: Study finds Fox News viewers more misinformed than non-news watchers

Study finds Fox News viewers more misinformed than non-news watchers

The University of Maryland conducted the poll. Among the results it was found that Fox News viewers were 30% more likely to believe that "most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring." Further embarrassment was found when Fox viewers were 14% more likely to believe that "the stimulus bill did not provide any tax cuts." The stimulus bill included one of the largest tax cuts ever for middle class Americans.

The study's findings were first mentioned by, who reported that a stunning 31% of Fox viewers honestly believe that "it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States."

Those who claim non-partisanship of the poll might be interested to learn that there was no difference in terms of Republicans who watched Fox, and Democrats who watched Fox. Both groups of people were, surprisingly, equally as misinformed.

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