Survey: Fox News Viewers Less Informed than Those Who Don’t Watch Any News

A new survey from Fairleigh Dickinson University has found that viewers of Fox News are less informed about world events than people who do not watch any news. The study found viewers of Fox are 18 points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government, six points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government, compared to those who watch no news. Fairleigh Dickinson political science professor Dan Cassino said, "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."

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