Monday, December 10, 2012

New Study says Fox News Watchers are kinda Dumb

This is sad and funny at the same time!

This research basically says that FOX News watchers are idiots. But we already knew that.

Here's more:
The results of a 4 year study show that Americans who obtain their news from Fox News channel have an average IQ of 80, which represents a 20 point deficit when compared to the U.S. national average of 100. IQ, or intelligence quotient, is the international standard of assessing intelligence. 
Researchers at The Intelligence Institute, a conservative non-profit group, tested 5,000 people using a series of tests that measure everything from cognitive aptitude to common sense and found that people who identified themselves as Fox News viewers and 'conservative' had, on average, significantly lower intelligent quotients. Fox Viewers represented 2,650 members of the test group. 
One test involved showing subjects a series of images and measuring their vitals, namely pulse rate and blood pressure. The self-identified conservatives' vitals increased over 35% when shown complex or shocking images. The image that caused the most stress was a poorly edited picture of President Obama standing next to a "ghostly" image of a child holding a tarantula. 
Test subjects who received their news from other outlets or reported they do not watch the news scored an average IQ of 104, compared to 80 for Fox News viewers.
A mess, isn't it? Also here's the line to sum it up.
"Fox News' content is presented at an elementary school level and plays directly into the fears of the less educated and less intelligent."



Lucifer Arnold said...

N O Question!!

AnDru said...

This test seems bogus, more along confirmation bias then an actual study. FSIQ at 80 is near borderline mental retardation, it just seems unlikely no matter how true I think it should be. Because... Fox News... I mean... Come on... awful.

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