STUDY: Watching Fox News Makes You Less Knowledgeable Than Watching No News At All.

Researchers have revealed that MSNBC and Fox News negatively impact a person’s knowledge of current events rather than expanding their awareness of them. Conversely, the majority of political talk shows airing on Sunday mornings and the regular programming on NPR prove to be the most informative news sources according to the findings of the newest PublicMind Survey being conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University .

In this study, researchers questioned 1,185 persons at random across the nation. During questioning, respondents revealed the news sources that they regularly viewed over the past week while also answering questions regarding current events in the United States and around the globe. When it came to domestic events, people averaged correct responses to 1.6 of the 5 questions given.

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