Skip to comments.Pew Research: “Rush Limbaugh,” “Hannity & Colmes” Listeners Best Informed About U.S. Politics
Posted on 10/18/2008 1:40:08 PM PDT by vadum
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press tested the political knowledge of 3,612 U.S. adults and found that the audiences of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity with Alan Colmes were the best informed about U.S. politics.
On two questions that asked respondents to identify the majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives (Democrats) and to identify the current U.S. secretary of state (Condoleezza Rice), "Hannity & Colmes" viewers scored 84% and 73% respectively. Among Rush Limbaugh listeners, the scores were 83% and 71%.
On a question involving international affairs in which the respondents had to identify the prime minister of the United Kingdom (Gordon Brown), 59% of readers of The New Yorker and the Atlantic got it right, compared to 57% of NPR listeners.
By PEW’s standards, this must be a bad thing. I have seen such an un-American organization except maybe the DNC.
I do like me some Rush!
I have the radio stream going at work all day,and I never miss his show.
For Pew to report this is a major miracle. Did the earth’s magnetic poles reverse?
If Obama gets elected, these are the two he will go after first while he moves to shut down the internet. COUNT ON IT!
of course, just like FReepers are going to be a lot more knowledgeable than HuffPost or KOS posters.
When asked to name the most brilliant man alive, MSNBC viewers responded as follows:
Barack Obama 38%
Keith Olbermann 27%
Chris Matthews 15%
Al Franken 9%
That is the brain trust for the Mediascum nowadays......
Pew should go out on the street and ask walkers-by where they get their news.
ALL pollsters should ask those they question to name their sources of news - specifically —— and publish it.
Polsters should also conduct a Howard Sterns type of poll -— and publish that too. (Doubt it.)
Well, of course. Somebody at Pew is probably going to lose their job over this. In the next survey, the readers of the DU will be the most informed.
By just reading the headline, I am sure the lefties heads are exploding - ha ha ha ha
Lou Dobbs listeners are the BEST informed!!
Don’t you love it! And Rush’s audience is always being castigated as brainless dittoheads.
We’re the best informed because these sources actually give us the TRUTH
... which is a foreign concept to these Leftist/Marxist/Democrat propaganda outlets that call themselves News sources. What a friggin cruel joke they are.
Which is the chicken, and which is the egg? Are we better informed because we’re Rush listeners? Or are we Rush listeners because we’re better informed?
did you see pew’s origional title? Americans flunk simple political quiz.
Yep no bias there.
LOL now that’s funny
MSNBC viewers ( All from the LEFT side of the Bell Curve naturally) responded as follows:"
Barack Obama 38% Keith Olbermann 27% Chris Matthews 15% KosFreak 11% Al Franken 9%
Or maybe we watch these shows because we recognize the truth when we see it.
The lead in their report: "Nearly half of regular readers of The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Harper's Magazine answered all three political knowledge questions correctly."
It's not until you read the fine print that you find out the Rush and Hannity audience were the best informed overall!
I'm having a Schadenfreude moment!
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