Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Smartest TV watchers

Yes, it's true. There are some people out there who are smart TV watchers. This may strike some as no surprise, but viewers of The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are the most knowledgeable when it comes to current events:

Other details are equally eye-opening. Pew judged the levels of knowledgeability (correct answers) among those surveyed and found that those who scored the highest were regular watchers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Colbert Report. They tied with regular readers of major newspapers in the top spot -- with 54% of them getting 2 out of 3 questions correct. Watchers of the Lehrer News Hour on PBS followed just behind.

Virtually bringing up the rear were regular watchers of Fox News. Only 1 in 3 could answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly. Fox topped only network morning show viewers.

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