Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


According to a new poll done by Fairleigh Dickinson University, persons watching Fox News knew less than those who watched no television news.  The study concentrated on the recent uprisings in the Middle East and Egypt.  It turns out that Fox viewers were "18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government."  Overall, 53% of the responders knew that the Muburak government had been overthrown.  The poll also points out that Fox viewers were "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government."  Forty-eight percent of the overall responders knew 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," said Dan Cassino, a poly-sci professor at the university,  The poll taken had controls that factored in political partisanship and education.

     The poll was taken among New Jersey residents.  Perhaps Fox News can make something of that.  Last year, a UMaryland poll showed that "Fox viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics."

     As Rush would say, must be those uppity folks on the East Coast.

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