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90proofprofessional
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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So, can anyone actually find the study?

Hoax

Kos of course ran with it though, and even their commenters called them out on it quick






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moneyg
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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Doesn't surprise me one bit


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but I don't believe this


What exactly are you saying?






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NC_Tigah
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Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US
Those "researchers" should be skinned then sued. Seriously.

An IQ of 80 or lower equates to ~9% of the population.

Apparently in their zeal to claim a ""study"" they took no time to background WTF they were supposedly writing about, nor did the OP.




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Mohican
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So how many times will this study be linked on Facebook by people who believe it, and read by people who will not look further into it and themselves believe it? Hell, how many will not even read the article itself and believe it? Countless.

Unfortunately, this article did the job the sick SOB who decided to post it wanted it to. This is the challenge conservatives face. It's an unwinnable war, is it not? All you have to do is convince the dumb, simple-minded masses. "I'm not watching Fox News because it means I'd have a lower IQ."

That, folks, is how its done. It has everything to do with why Obama is still President, and why Republicans hate the disabled.




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Intelligence Institute Study shows Fox News viewers have an IQ that is 20 points lower than the U.S. National average.
What was the result of their findings in regard to the MSNBC audience?






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


I guess the OP believed it.





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JLSIX
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If you believe this, you are likely the retard





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Scruffy
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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What exactly are you saying?
Insulting people without actually insulting people.

I think...maybe...not sure






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dpd901
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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I guess the OP believed it.



The OP did not. I thought is was an Onion piece at first. If the line about people getting upset at a picture of Obama next to a ghostly image of a child holding a spider didn't give it away, then






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moneyg
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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If you believe this, you are likely the retard



yep. And, you can pick them out in this thread.






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hypnos
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As someone who studies psychometrics I call bull shite. When I tried to follow your link to the study directly I was redirected to the huffingtonpost, when I tried to further follow the link I was denied access.

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Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University updated a study they had conducted in late 2011. That study only sampled respondents from New Jersey, where the university is located. This time, the researchers conducted a nationwide poll.


I actually read this study about a year ago. It was horrible then and its worse now.

Scientists like the rest of us tend to find in a study what we want to find.






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nobodytooimportant
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If you ever read a report of a study that connects intelligence (lower or higher) with any political view, or a stand in for political views like watching foxnews, you can safely assume it is bull shite.





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Taxing Authority
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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no fricking way that is correct
Otto claiming a 188IQ should tell you all you need to know about IQ tests.






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blueboy
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re: Intelligence Institute Study: Fox News Viewers have IQ 20 pts lower than US


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We have never seen such a homogeneous group teetering so close to special needs levels."
Um, yeah. Busted. They tried to be cute with this comment.

Reminds me of the "Fox News viewers are the least informed" bull shite "study" that was soundly debunked.

LINK






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NC_Tigah
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Scientists like the rest of us tend to find in a study what we want to find.
"If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything."






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Revelator
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Yes really smart people don't have time for tv.





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hypnos
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If you ever read a report of a study that connects intelligence (lower or higher) with any political view, or a stand in for political views like watching foxnews, you can safely assume it is bull shite.


Unfortunately I have read several in academic journals that at least have some measure of respect. The difference is usually in the 1-2 iq points range. There are group differences on intelligence but its usually about half a standard deviation at most. The general rule is the difference between groups is less than the difference within groups. Thats how I know this study was horse shite. A full 24 iq points and they didnt indicate which test they used, RAIS, WAIT, SB, or which Journal it was published in, all indicate bull shite.






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hypnos
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"If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything."


I like this. Do you mind if I steal it?






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Zed
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It's a very simple phenomenon, really; think about a dog being afraid of a vacuum cleaner. He doesn't know what a vacuum is or if it may harm him, so he becomes agitated and barks at it.
No way this is real.






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Rex
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80? That high?







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