59% Democrats Favor Political Fact-Checking v. 34% GOP

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    Apr 24, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    NYT: In a report that was released Wednesday by the American Press Institute, shows experimental evidence that long-term exposure to fact-checks can improve political knowledge.

    Exposing people to fact-checks increased the accuracy of participants’ responses to knowledge questions by 9 percentage points (from 16 percent to 25 percent). But 59 percent of high-knowledge Democrats reported having very favorable views of fact-checkers at the end of a campaign versus only 34 percent of high-knowledge Republicans.

  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 24, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    Considering that all the fundamentalists self identify as Republicans and they put belief ahead of facts I'm surprised the number isn't higher.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 24, 2015 2:16 AM GMT
    Praise the Lord Jesusicon_lol.gif Oops, I forgot the flaky fundamentalists despise the New Testament and the teachings of Jesus.icon_lol.gif