In a new Axios/Ipsos poll, viewers of CNN and MSNBC were less likely to say they’ve contracted Covid than people who mainly rely on Fox ‘News’ and conservative media for information, or more appropriately, misinformation.
According to Mediaite:
For example, 84 percent of respondents whose main sources of news are CNN and/or MSNBC said they’d been vaccinated, 27 point higher than respondents who use sources of news other than cable news, and 16 points higher than those with a Fox News/conservative media diet. The CNN/MSNBC group was 26 points more likely to be boosted (at 66%) than the Fox News/conservative group at 40 percent.
Fox News has taken a lot of criticism over the spreading and promotion of misinformation about Covid and the Covid vaccines. Some critics have even blamed Fox News for deaths due to Covid-19. One particular result shows the critics of the network may have been on to something sort of.
Only 28 percent of respondents whose main sources of news are CNN and/or MSNBC reported having contracted Covid, while a whopping 45 percent of those with a Fox News/conservative media diet reported getting it — a 17-point difference. Those with no main news source or one other than cable news also reported contracting Covid at 45 percent.