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Stephen Colbert More Effective Than Journalists At Explaining Campaign Financing, Study Says

Posted on June 4th, 2014 at 15:06 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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“It’s the first study actually showing that Colbert is doing a better job than ColbertReportother news sources at teaching people about campaign financing,” crowed Bruce W. Hardy, lead author of the study and a senior researcher at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. “Consistently, we found that Colbert did better than every other news source we included in our model.”

The published study tested The Colbert Report against CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and broadcast nightly news — as well as talk radio and newspapers – as sources of political information. The study, appropriately called Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson, was based on phone survey data from 1,232 adults 18 years or older who were interviewed between December 13-23, 2012.

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