POLL: Viewers of conservative TV news more accurately estimate Covid-19 death rate

People who watch conservative cable TV news are more accurate in estimating the risk of death from Covid-19 than those who watch the liberal TV counterparts.

That’s according to a recent survey by Rasmussen Reports.

According to Rasmussen Reports, Johns Hopkins University puts the the U.S. Covid-19 case-mortality rate at 1.6%. The case mortality rate is the percentage of diagnosed patients who die from the disease. (The death rate is significantly lower when including those who are undiagnosed because they have few or no symptoms.)

The survey found 30% of American Adults correctly estimate the rate as being less than 2%.

Another 20% incorrectly believe the rate is higher, between 2% and 5%.

About 17% said they think the mortality rate is up to more than five times worse than it is: in the 5%-10% range.

And 19% believe the rate is more than 10%.

More viewers of the conservative-leaning news channels Newsmax (40%) and Fox News (34%) correctly estimated the Covid-19 mortality rate than viewers of the liberal outlets CNN (22%) and MSNBC (24%).

However, 21% of viewers of the conservative One America News (OAN) got their estimate right.

What about those who say they don’t watch cable TV news?

Rasmussen Reports says 38% correctly estimated the mortality rate as less than 2%.

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3 thoughts on “POLL: Viewers of conservative TV news more accurately estimate Covid-19 death rate”

  1. Sharyl and Full Measure Team,

    Regarding ”Conservatives,”
    if the Left’s Emotion-Premised
    argument is strong enough,
    then even Rightists become
    weak and retreat from LOGIC
    into the Madness of Mankind’s
    Reptilian brain—home to
    all Utopian-minded Leftists
    (( Marxist/Socialist/Feminists )).

    See the horrendous body count
    by Libertines’ bloody hands.

    How Empires End :
    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson



  2. This is extremely insightful. I really enjoy the perspective. It explains why people are under a mass psychosis of fear and are will to destroy society.

    1. Tianna,

      There does exist one critical
      means, used by Libertines/
      Progressives to destroy society :


      Name of the Beast


      Unchained Liberalism

      A vile beast strides unchallenged through the halls of academia and across the land, and throughout Western civilization.

      Clever deceivers promise that as leaves turn and bags are packed, parents will send hopeful young minds off to places charged with imparting knowledge of great, good things.

      But after months in college with that beast, embattled youths lack courage to speak openly of its workings within the classrooms, dorms, and minds of the administrators, professors, and counselors.

      Minds long inquisitive and bursting with youthful innocence meet the beast, while monitors who distrust parents and disparage moral values silence youthful mouths with intimidation and guile.

      Can you name the beast? The clues are all around you. The servants of the beast are sent forth in sheep’s clothing to prey on innocence and chant:

      “do your own thing,”
      “it’s just another lifestyle,”
      “don’t be a bigot,”
      “don’t discriminate,”
      “don’t be judgmental,”
      “live and let live,”
      “don’t be a prude,”
      “don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it,”
      “if it feels good, do it,”
      “they’re just like you and me,”
      “people everywhere are the same,”
      “who’s to say what’s right or wrong?”
      “it’s a victimless crime,”
      “it’s none of your business,”
      “down with dead, white European males and Western civilization,” “up with Asian-, Hispanic-, and Afro-centrism,” “more pluralism, diversity, and ethnic awareness,” “more privileges and payments for historic grievances,” . . . and more special rights for the self-deprived, self-enslaved, self-abused, self-infected, and self-glorified.

      Corruption of the good is the quest of the beast, and its keepers call it “tolerance.”


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