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….actually I don’t get MSNBC, I do though get their sister affiliate station CNBC which is their conservative stock exchange channel on my satellite provider.
Either way Richard, the polls show that Fake News Network viewers are 18% dumber than someone who doesn’t watch the news at all. This makes it very clear your partisan slogans to all questions given to you or your remarks about certain issues are coming from Fake News Network and the hate radio you’ve been listening to.
You have No Idea of what your talking about! I probably have a more diversified news input than You’ll ever have. Your stuck on Liberal news.
You can’t even admit that NBC is the most liberal News, You calling CNBC conservative is a joke isn’t it!
Just for reference I watch CBS news at 5, ABC world news @ 5:30 and I consider both of them liberal but not as bad as NBC and it’s GE Comcast affiliates.
I love to surf the Web and find different news sources from all over the world to see How that each handle a certain topic. I even for inquisitiveness parooze Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews for a good laugh, You talk about disinformation the last two get the Booby prize!
And where did You get “the polls show that Fake News Network viewers are 18% dumber than someone who doesn’t watch the news at all.” CNBC
You assume way to much Frank or is this what you are suppose to say because Your a Democrat, whether it’s right or wrong!
Many Americans Remain Distrusting of News Media
Less than half (45%) have great deal/fair amount of confidence; majority perceive bias
by Lymari Morales
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Less than half of Americans (45%) say they have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly — on par with last year’s record-low 43%. About 2 in 10 Americans (18%) have no confidence in the media at all — which is also among the worst grades Gallup has recorded.
How Much Trust and Confidence Do You Have in the Mass Media?
The findings are from the same Gallup survey, conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2009, that found more Americans following political news very closely than in any other recent year without a presidential election. Despite the relatively high level of interest in political news in particular, many Americans appear to be consuming their news skeptically. Ten percent say they have a great deal of confidence in the media’s reporting and 35% have a fair amount, but 37% do not have very much confidence and 18% have none at all.
Americans’ views about bias in the news are also fairly steady over the past few years. Currently, 45% say the media are too liberal, while 15% say too conservative and 35% say they are just about right. None of these percentages have budged more than three or four points since 2005.
Are the News Media Too Liberal, Just About Right, or Too Conservative?
Taken together, the steady nature of Americans’ views about media accuracy in general and bias in the news suggest fairly entrenched views about the news media, even amid turbulent changes in the industry. These include the economic challenges facing traditional news sources and the rise of less traditional sources, including blogs, citizen journalism, and open-to-anyone dissemination platforms such as Twitter. Gallup’s question mentions newspapers, television, and radio, and thus, any impact of the new media on these numbers, positive or negative, would be indirect.
“In addition to Democrats, nonwhites and those with a high school education or less place the most trust in the media, followed by liberals, women, and Americans 18 to 29.”
Similarly well-established are the partisan nature of these views. Currently, 58% of Democrats say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in media reporting and accuracy, compared to 39% of independents and 36% of Republicans. Republicans are slightly more likely than they were last year to say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust, though 27% say they have no trust at all, compared with 21% of independents and 6% of Democrats.
Trust in Media, by Party ID, 2008 vs. 2009
A full three-fourths of Republicans (74%) say the news media are too liberal, compared to 45% of independents and 21% of Democrats. In contrast, 2 in 10 Democrats (20%) and independents (19%), along with 4% of Republicans, say the news media are too conservative. Compared to 2008, Republicans are slightly less likely, and independents slightly more likely, to say the media are too liberal, while Democrats’ views are essentially unchanged.
Views of Media Bias, by Party, 2008 vs. 2009
Who Does Trust the Media?
In addition to Democrats, nonwhites and those with a high school education or less place the most trust in the media, followed by liberals, women, and Americans 18 to 29. In all other demographic groups, less than a majority say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media.
Trust in the Mass Media, by Demographic Group
Many Americans continue to distrust the news media, with less than half (45%) saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly — a number in the range of what Gallup has found over the past three years. A majority perceive bias, though many more say the media are too liberal than say they are too conservative. Since 2008, Republicans have shown some positive movement, albeit slight, on both of these measures, suggesting they may be finding more media outlets with which they do not have a complaint. Still, of all demographic groups, Republicans and conservatives remain the least trusting of the media, with independents showing only marginally more faith in the media’s reporting. Taken together, the findings underscore the challenge facing the media as they struggle with economic difficulties and increasing competition from emerging platforms.
Results are based on telephone interviews with 1,026 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2009. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on land-line telephones (for respondents with a land-line telephone) and cellular phones (for respondents who are cell-phone only).
In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
Seven Surveys Make A Trend For Fox And Viewers
November 22, 2011 1:35 pm ET by Eric Boehlert
The release yesterday of yet another survey indicating the more you watch Fox News the less they know, has once again shone a spotlight on one of the unique features that defines Rupert Murdoch’s cable news outlet – it is very, very good at misinforming people. And it’s very bad at reporting the news.
In other words: Propaganda? Yes. News? Not so much.
It’s true that the most recent survey, conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University, only polled adults in New Jersey and doesn’t represent national indictment against Fox. Nonetheless, the findings created a media stir because they reinforce what pollsters and academics previously discovered; that one of the country’s all-news channels consistently leaves viewers less informed.
What’s stunning is how many different areas of the news and public policy Fox viewers are misinformed about. For instance, the Fairleigh Dickinson survey asked viewers about recent grassroots uprisings in Arab nations [emphasis added]:
For example, 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….. Fox News watchers are also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.
That just means we can add the Arab Spring to the laundry list of issues Fox fans are less knowledgeable about. Here are some previously documented examples.
–2003, the Iraq War. the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) study found widespread public misperceptions about the Iraq war, but some media consumers were more misinformed than others:
Those who primarily watch Fox News are significantly more likely than average to have misperceptions.
–2009, health care reform. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found Fox fans were overwhelmingly misinformed about the proposed health care reform:
In our poll, 72% of self-identified FOX News viewers believe the health-care plan will give coverage to illegal immigrants, 79% of them say it will lead to a government takeover, 69% think that it will use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, and 75% believe that it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing care for the elderly.
–2010, global warming. Stanford University, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, released a report titled “Frequent Viewers of Fox News Are Less Like to Accept Scientists’ Views of Global Warming.”
More exposure to Fox News was associated with more rejection of many mainstream scientists’ claims about global warming, with less trust in scientists, and with more belief that ameliorating global warming would hurt the U.S. economy.
–2010, the proposed New York City mosque. Two Ohio State University researchers released their study, “Fox News Contributes to Spread of Rumors About Proposed NYC Mosque.”
In this study, the results are very clear: the more people use Fox News, the more rumors they have heard and the more they believe.
–2010, mid-term elections. A “Misinformation and the 2010 Election” survey conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes, and showed that regular Fox News viewers “were significantly more likely” to hold misinformed views.
–2011, health care reform. The Kaiser Foundation released the findings of its health care reform “pop quiz.” It asked respondents ten questions about the topic and graded the responses. The Foundation found loyal Fox News viewers knew less about health care reform than did CNN and MSBNC viewers.
If nothing else, the team at Fox News is thorough when it comes to misinforming viewers.
Tags: Fox News Channel, Drop Fox
This isn’t credible Your all over the place with NO specific topic, But I can certainly understand where your Knowledge comes from.
I am being specific Richard. What the problem? Are you in the 18% of Fox News viewers who don’t know shit about Libya [Herman Cain] or Egypt or the other subjects listed on subject of Fake News Network viewers?
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