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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 01:42 PM

Refresher: STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

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STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge while NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative sources of news, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s newest PublicMind survey.

Researchers asked 1,185 random nationwide respondents what news sources they had consumed in the past week and then asked them questions about events in the U.S. and abroad.

On average, people correctly answered 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs.

Because the aim of the study was to isolate the effects of each type of news source, they then controlled for variables such as other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors.

They found that someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer 1.04 domestic questions correctly compared to 1.22 for those who watched no news at all. Those watching only "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" answered 1.42 questions correctly and people who only listened to NPR or only watched Sunday morning political talk shows answered 1.51 questions correctly.



http://www.businessinsider.com/study-watching-fox-news-makes-you-less-informed-than-watching-no-news-at-all-2012-5

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Reply Refresher: STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All (Original post)
liberal N proud Jan 2016 OP
world wide wally Jan 2016 #1
joeybee12 Jan 2016 #2

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 02:13 PM

1. I would like to see a study of how Fox News stories bleed over into other new outlets.

Even NPR is like Fox Lite and the other news sources sometimes outright copy Fox let alone follow their lead.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 02:20 PM

2. That's a real problem...other outlets act like Fox Noise is legit

 

and they report because Fox reported the crap.

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