Skip to comments.Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues (Barf Alert)
Posted on 12/18/2010 9:12:55 AM PST by Beave Meister
A new study released by the University of Maryland shows American voters to be vastly misinformed. Even worse, the same study points to the media as the cause of much of this misinformation. The study involved a poll of 616 self-reported voters in the week after the 2010 midterm election. Voters were asked where they get their news from, and then asked about a number of verifiable facts. For instance, voters were asked whether the TARP program, otherwise known as the bailout, was started under President Bush or President Obama. Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even though TARP was signed into law by President Bush on October 3rd of 2008. This sort of misinformation within the American electorate shows up again, and again, and again in crucial areas of public policy.
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That’s funny ... by coincidence a new Fox News study finds University of Maryland researchers to be seriously misinformed.
University of Maryland. ROTFLMAO!!! Are they “series”?
A recent study of MSN viewers and NYT readers showed that 100% who said they voted for Obama believe raising taxes creates jobs.
Laughably pathetic acadumbia.
I am from maryland, and knowing what I do about this state, it is Highly Probable that they sent Jay Leno out to look for these people they interviewed.
Knowing the location of Maryland University, I doubt there are many Fox viewers around to ask..Mostly Democrat entitlement grifters in Prince George’s county. I doiubt they watch Fox.
“voters were asked whether the TARP program, otherwise known as the bailout, was started under President Bush or President Obama”
A push question. You’re looking for a certain outcome.
Now choose other important questions, such as the history of the current president of the United States, his votes on key issues while in Illinois, etc., etc., and you will find that CNN/MSNBC/Network viewers are more “uninformed”.
Push polls are absolutely 100% meaningless. The sooner that fact is understood by a plurality of the people, the sooner we can be free. It’s a fact that leads to many other facts.
They should have asked if a certain Senator who shall remain nameless, but who will be vacationing in Hawaii soon approved of TARP in the Senate.
The standard of evaluation of whether a person is misinformed is if they agree or not with statist government bureaucrats or libtard economists.
All the Ob0z0s who voted for Zer0 were obviously mal-informed by the media.
There’s a great analysis of everything that’s wrong with this poll (long post, but worth the read for anyone who’s interested):
FReepers are #1 at being up to speed. Fox viewers are #2. MSNBC and alphabet watchers are so damn politically dumb that it’s pathetic.
I find many “Lifetime” and “BET” viewers to be misinformed as well; what is their point?
Exactly right. I started to read it, but got to the point where you were “misinformed” if you thought global warming is a hoax. Right, if they’re going to keep beating that drum, they can expect zero credibility.
I find them misinformed.
Hey, this is great news.
It means Obambi is getting the blame, even for stuff he didn't do.
The worm is turning...I like it.
72 percent believed the health reform law will increase the deficit; TRUE
72 percent believed the economy is getting worse; TRUE
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