Three Question Political Test — Easy, Right?

Maybe not. A Pew Research survey conducted earlier this year came up with some interesting results based on three questions:

1. Who is the controlling party of the U.S. House of Representatives?

2. Who is the Secretary of State?

3. Who is the Prime Minister of Great Britain?

[Answers: Democrats, Condoleezza Rice, Gordon Brown]

The results were broken down by different news audiences:

  • The New Yorker/Atlantic: 71 percent (correctly identified Democrats as the majority in the House), 71 percent (correctly identified Condoleezza Rice), 59 percent (correctly identified Gordon Brown)
  • NPR: 73 percent, 72 percent, 57percent
  • Hannity & Colmes: 84 percent, 73 percent, 49 percent
  • Rush Limbaugh: 83 percent, 71 percent, 41 percent
  • Colbert Report: 73 percent, 65 percent, 49 percent
  • Daily Show: 65 percent, 48 percent, 36 percent
  • NewsHour: 66 percent, 52 percent, 47 percent
  • O’Reilly Factor: 70 percent, 60 percent, 41 percent
  • C-SPAN: 63 percent, 59 percent, 35 percent
  • Letterman/Leno: 51 percent, 42 percent, 31 percent
  • CNN: 59 percent, 48 percent, 29 percent
  • National Enquirer: 44 percent, 32 percent, 22 percent
  • This confirms what I already knew; Stephen Colbert’s audience is smarter than Jon Stewart’s!

    [h/t: Amy Proctor]

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