May 18, 2021

SHOCKING FINDING: Conservative Viewers Are Better Informed About Important Topics. “A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 16% of Likely U.S. Voters who say CNN is their favorite cable news outlet and 20% of those who say MSNBC is their favorite correctly estimated the U.S. national debt (currently more than $28 trillion) as being between $20 trillion and $30 trillion. By contrast, 35% of Fox News viewers, and 32% who say they get their news from talk radio, correctly estimated the size of the U.S. national debt.”

Related: Liberal Media Viewers Are Misinformed About Crime in America. “Fewer than 50 unarmed black suspects were killed by police last year and more people were killed with knives than with so-called ‘assault weapons,’ but viewers of MSNBC and CNN are far more likely than Fox News viewers to get those facts wrong.”

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