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Foxxy News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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people who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour
cable news networks, are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their
government than those who watch no news at all.

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Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who donít watch any news at all."

This isn't the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics.



This study wont matter to a FOXXY viewer, they don't put much faith in scientific studies.

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By contrast, some media sources have a positive effect on political knowledge. For
example, people who report reading a national newspaper like The New York Times or
USA Today are 12-points more likely to know that Egyptians have overthrown their
government than those who have not looked at any news source. And those who listen
to the non-profit NPR radio network are 11-points more likely to know the outcome of
the revolt against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. However, the best informed
respondents are those that watched Sunday morning news programs: leading to a 16-
point increase in the likelihood of knowing what happened in Egypt and an 8-point
increase in the likelihood of knowing what happened in Syria.
"Sunday morning news shows tend to spend a lot more time on a single issue than other
news broadcasts, and they are less likely to degenerate into people shouting at each
other," said Cassino. "Viewers pick up more information from this sort of calm discussion
than from other formats. Unfortunately, these shows have a much smaller audience than
the shouters."



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