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It's Official: Watching Fox News Makes you Stupider

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"The study concludes that media sources have a significant impact on the number of questions that people were able to answer correctly," wrote Cassino and his colleagues. "The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly--a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly." -- Dan Cassino, the poll's analyst.

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