"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."You can read the study for yourself and decide what the results mean, but it seems that it pretty unequivocally shows that watching Fox News can leave you less informed and knowing less than if you didn't watch any news program at all. That's something to think about.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Fox News Makes You Dumb
Farleigh Dickinson University conducted a study last month that polled numerous people about current world events. They found that people who were most likely to identify Fox News as their primary source of news were the most likely to be poorly informed. Even more poorly informed than people who watched no news program at all. You can read the full study abstract, results, and methodology.