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Are you smarter than a Fox News viewer?

 
 
Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 07:21 pm
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American voters were quizzed on their knowledge of issues and facts raised in the 2010 midterm elections, in a survey by World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.

Respondents were also asked where they get their news from: Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, newspapers, network TV news, public broadcasting.


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 08:34 pm
I expected to score higher.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 08:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
They weren't easy questions. One has to be a true policy wonk to get all of them correct.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:01 pm
@tsarstepan,
Nah, you just need to get your news from more than one source and one type of media outlet.

I missed two. Forgot that Bush was also involved in the GM/Chrysler bail out and I figured views were evenly divided amongst economists that the health reform legislation would have a positive/negative effect on the budget.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:02 pm
I got 2 wrong.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:10 pm
@Butrflynet,
I too missed the Bush GM/Chrysler bailout connection.

I try to get my news from the NY Times, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, NPR, and the Daily Show. My problem is I don't retain or recall economic news very well. Truth is I tend to run away from this type of depressing topic that fills me with dread and kneejerkish cynicism.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:13 pm
@dyslexia,
You got a B- and I a C-. Perhaps a slug of George Dickel before taking the next test might give us a boost?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:14 pm
@tsarstepan,
l got two wrong, the first because I tried to out think it re the long run, and I already forget which other one.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:16 pm
@ossobuco,
I wonder who will be the first person to get every question correct (sans cheating).... Thomas maybe?
Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:20 pm
I got 1 wrong. I guess CBC et al trump Fox too.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
I double checked - the second one I missed was re the C of Commerce.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 09:24 pm
One wrong, I thought the Auto bailout was all Obama.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 11:13 pm
I got four wrong, but hey, I'm in a different country.

Obviously the Christian Science Monitor is a left wing mouthpiece....
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 11:36 pm
PS can someone PM me when Brandon9000 does the quiz?
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 11:41 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:

Obviously the Christian Science Monitor is a left wing mouthpiece....


LOL
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 12:50 am
I got two wrong.

I have to admit I was guessing a bit at times.

Am I smarter than a Fox viewer?

FBM
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 02:52 am
Ack. Missed 3. Same as some of you, the bailout tripped me up. Also, I was thinking "Iraq" when the question was "Afghanistan". Doh.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 06:15 am
@dlowan,
I have a cabbage that's smarter than a Fox viewer.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 06:32 am
I missed three of them--but i haven't paid that much attention to the bail out and its effects.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 01:50 pm
I missed one - I thought our Fed income taxes had remained the same since January. I still don't know when or how they went down.

While I don't get all of my news from Fox, I would describe myself as a Fox News viewer.

I think the quiz is somewhat of a trick to get people to answer based on a too quick read of the question and their personal bias rather than fact.
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