It’s not just John Stewart who thinks so: A new survey from Fairleigh Dickinson University determines that regular Fox News viewers know less about current events than those who get their news from just about anywhere else.
As Poynter.org sums up, Fox fans appear to know less about domestic and international issues than people who watch no TV news at all. The phone survey asked 1,185 people nationwide about their media habits, hit them with several questions about important issues in the news and tallied the number of correct responses. Fox viewers came in dead last, though their ideological opposites at MSNBC didn’t do much better. NPR listeners did the best; and in second place on international issues, aficionados of Stewart’s The Daily Show.