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Fountain79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:38 AM
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Pew study citing Rush Limbaugh listeners among "most informed"
http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?PageID=106...


Judged by their answers to three news knowledge questions2, the most informed audiences belong to the political magazines, Rush Limbaugh's radio show, the O'Reilly Factor, news magazines, and online news sources. Close behind are the regular audiences for NPR and the Daily Show.


I heard this on Rush's show and immediately wanted to retch. I can almost always tell when someone listens to him regularly because they almost always use the same talking points, it's amazing. I looked at the fine print of this study...this is how the research determined how informed people were, they ask them these three questions:

Which party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives?

What is the name of the current U.S. Secretary of State?

What is the name of the current president of Russia?

That's how they determined how informed someone was? jesus...
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:39 AM
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1. three friggin questions?
Holy shit. And you can't tell me they knew who the president of Russia is. This is such crap.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:39 AM
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2. :O (also this is slanted to republicans)
Edited on Wed Aug-02-06 11:41 AM by jsamuel
what a horrible "informed" poll

1. Republican
2. Republican
3. Republican Pres. just had a tussle with him
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:11 PM
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18. Precisely.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:40 PM
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21. Very true...my college statistics prof would be going nuts. If a REAL poll
Edited on Wed Aug-02-06 12:43 PM by WePurrsevere
were done about which political party has the most LIARS I'll bet the CONs would come way out ahead. They're programed to lie and especially for polls. Just like anyone can register as a Democrat and be a dyed in the wool RepubliCON so too can anyone can SAY they have a college degree while the only PHD they may have is one as a "post hole digger". Pollster's take you at your word but what is said doesn't make it any more true then this administrations BS about WMDs in Iraq.

Questions in polls are often designed to get the results the person/company commissioning them wants so I'd like to know who commissioned this and... what turd blossom (Protg?) came up with those BS questions?

(edited to fix spelling)
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 01:31 PM
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28. Breakdown according to party voting


Republicans and Democrats were pretty even on control of the House of Reps, and the Secretary of State - it was the non-partisan 'president of Russsia' question on which Democrats were significantly behind the Republicans. And the 18-29 age group scored a shameful 15% on naming Putin.

http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?PageID=107...
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 02:37 PM
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31. ouch, I guess I am one of the 15%'ers, it also seems that men did better
Edited on Wed Aug-02-06 02:37 PM by jsamuel
than women by double on the Putin question (42% to 23%) So does that mean that only 10% of 18-29 year old women knew the answer to that question? Wow...
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:41 AM
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3. It just goes to show..
.. there are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:42 AM
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4. "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a poll rigged for
IDIOTS?" :D



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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:43 AM
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5. They need to build their fake credentials.
Their audience needs some kind of credential they can repeat over and over again to convince themselves that they are smart.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:43 AM
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6. They are the most informed

...when it comes to bullshit and that's about it. When the facts are brought into play, they know nothing.

Cheers
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TwentyFive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:51 AM
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7. Figures don't lie - but liars figure. n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:52 AM
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8. Another fabrication of the information to meet the needs of the regime
Do you call full of shit and high on oxycotton INFORMED?
A
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:54 AM
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9. Who commissioned this poll?
They probably dumbed down the question until they got the results that they wanted.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:55 AM
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10. Also notice those are safe questions
Not technical, nor are they news.
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:57 AM
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11. Wow such
tough questions. :sarcasm:
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:58 AM
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12. In other news, the word gullible is not in the dictionary
Puleeze!

:eyes:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:59 AM
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13. Why didn't they ask if any WMD were found in Iraq?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:02 PM
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14. Somebody actually GOT PAID for this tripe?
:grr: :grr:

It's not like you would want to know actually answers or anything... like...

Who is Valerie Plame and why is she important?

What is yellowcake?

Who are the swiftboaters and what is their significance in the 2004 elections?

What is the Likkud Party?

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Fountain79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:04 PM
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15. damn..
"What is the Likkud Party?"

I had to look that one up...
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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:07 PM
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16. Limbaugh's audience more informed?
:+ :+ :+ :+ :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Now that's a good one!
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:08 PM
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17. probably all those liberals who torture themselves listening to Rush
so they can dismiss the arguments his stupid dittoheads come up with...
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:14 PM
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19. Is Sherrod Brown black?
Does the US have more forest acreage now than it had in 1776?

That would eff up the poll ...
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:14 PM
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20. who financed this study?
Rupert Murdoch?
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:51 PM
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22. Repetition is not the same as informing
Anyone who spends three or four hours a day listening to any news source will know those answers, by osmosis. If they want to truly measure knowledge, ask what three ethnic/religious groups dominate Iraq, or something that requires a LITTLE thought, not just regurgitation of names you've heard a million times a day.

This sort of test is going to distinctly favor quantity over quality. And as we know, Rushbo listeners are glued to the radio for three hours every day. When they asked Rush listeners to explain the U.S. healthcare system back when Clinton was trying to get reform passed, Rushbo's audience both claimed that it was the best informed on the subject and was the least able to answer questions about the present and proposed systems.

So, this is total BS>
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:53 PM
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23. most informed about where to buy your stash?
Mexican maids right?
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:57 PM
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24. LOL, yeah, informed with wrong and misleading information! n/t
Edited on Wed Aug-02-06 12:58 PM by wisteria
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 12:59 PM
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25. There was another test, awhile back...
Over 50 questions I believe, and people that listened to Rush et al were the least informed.

It was the PIPA study at the University of Maryland.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 01:04 PM
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26. so more than half of Rush's listeners don't know
Who the Secretary of State is?

I wonder if putting "Condi" gave them partial credit.

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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 01:11 PM
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27. what a pathetic study
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 01:38 PM
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29. limpball's audience might be informed--they are still ignorant.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 01:42 PM
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30. College graduates who get news from the Daily Show scored
the same as those who listen to Lush...
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