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Study Finds FOX News Viewers More Likely to Be "Misinformed"

The University of Maryland conducted a study of FOX News viewers and found the majority of them are "misinformed." Upon publishing of the results from the study, FOX News senior vice president Michael Clemente issued a statement to Brian Stelter of the New York Times claiming the school itself was misinformed.

Clemente stated: "The latest Princeton Review ranked the University of Maryland among the top schools for having 'Students Who Study The Least' and being the 'Best Party School' - given these fine academic distinctions, we'll regard the study with the same level of veracity it was 'researched' with."

Stelter fired back with "For the record, the Princeton Review says the University of Maryland ranks among the 'Best Northeastern Colleges. It was No. 19 on the Review's list of 'Best Party Schools."

The study concluded that FOX News viewers are have the tendency to have false beliefs and false information regarding the U.S. political arena. The study found that 90 percent of respondents were misinformed and felt, during the 2010 elections, were given false information. FOX News viewers also believed (at significantly higher rates than non-FOX News viewers): the economic stimulus attributed to job loss, the health care law would worsen the deficit, the economy is worsening, scientists can not agree that climate change happening, the stimulus laws did not involve tax cuts, income taxes are on the rise, the auto bailout has only occurred during the Obama administration, Republicans opposed TARP, and that Obama's birth may not have occurred in the U.S..

The study attributed the false beliefs to FOX News' inadequate representation of political information.

To see the study, go here: World Public Opinion

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