Ryan’s Blog: New Study Out About Talk Radio Listeners

A new survey from the Heartland Institute reveals that conservative talk-radio listeners are better informed on key news issues than those who watch or listen to other news sources.

The results of the survey were discussed on the Glenn Beck Show Tuesday during a conversation with Justin Haskins, Editorial director at the Heartland Institute. The think tank teamed up with Rasmussen Reports.

“Talk radio is actually the audience that was most likely to get these questions right above all other kinds of categories,” Haskins said. “But generally speaking, all conservative media way outperformed these liberal outlets.”

Haskins said most of the people polled regularly watch left-leaning networks like CNN and MSNBC.

“What we found was, overwhelmingly, in the vast majority of questions that we asked, the people who watch NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC regularly, who identified those as their favorite network, were far more likely to get questions about facts wrong — in some cases, wildly wrong, compared to people who watch conservative media television, and especially those who get most of their news from talk radio,” Haskins said.

You can view the full results of the poll here.