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Study: Regardless of party affiliation, Fox News viewers most misinformed

In the study, respondents were asked the same questions about a range of news sources that included newspapers and magazines, network TV news broadcasts, public broadcasting (NPR or PBS), Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.

"Looking at the frequency of misinformation among the consumers of various news sources, one striking feature is that substantial levels of misinformation were present in the daily consumers of all news sources. Even the daily consumers of news sources with the lowest levels of misinformation still included substantial numbers with misinformation."

The study found that those who watched Fox News daily, regardless of their political affiliation, were "significantly" more likely than non-viewers to falsely believe the following:

* Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)
* Most economists have estimated the health care law w


Added: Dec-20-2010 
By: Nurb
Tags: fox news, cnn, msnbc, msnbc, npr, pbs, study, misinformation
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