Fox News and Trumpism

Yes, they are connected. 🙂

A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute defines a “Fox News Republican” as part of the “40% of Republicans who trust Fox News most among television news sources.”

Here are some of the findings that caught my eye:

Fox News Republicans are whiter, older, and more religious than all Americans.

98% of Fox News Republicans rate Donald Trump favorably.

96% of “Fox News Republicans rate Mike Pence favorably.

70% of Fox News Republicans rate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell favorably.

94% of Fox News Republicans rate Barack Obama unfavorably.

97% of Fox News Republicans rate Joe Biden unfavorably

97% of Fox News Republicans rate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unfavorably.

93% of Fox News Republicans believes Trump is doing a good job handling racial unrest in the country and 94% think he is doing a good job handling the coronavirus pandemic.

32% of Fox News Republicans believe that the coronavirus pandemic is a “critical issue” in the United States.

Fox News Republicans are “nearly all opposed to the goals of racial justice protests.”

92% of Fox News Republicans believe that “Confederate flags” are symbols of Southern pride (and not racist). 94% believe the same thing about Confederate monuments.

73% of Fox News Republicans believe that there is “a lot” of discrimination against American Christians. Only 36% say the same thing about Black people.

27% of Fox News Republicans “say they wish President Trump’s speech and behavior were mot consistent with previous presidents.”

81% of Fox News Republicans believe that coronavirus was “developed intentionally in a lab.”

58% of Fox News Republics believe Donald Trump provides them with “accurate information and advice about the pandemic.”

15% of Fox News Republicans trust state and local health organizations to provide them with accurate information about the coronavirus.

66% of Fox News Republicans believe that America “has become too soft and feminine.” 70% of Fox News Republicans believe that “society seems to punish men just for acting like men.”

60% of Fox News Republicans believe that “it is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values.”

28% of Fox News Republicans believe that immigrants “make an effort to learn English.”

75% of Fox News Republicans believe that immigrants “increase crime in local communities.”

96% of Fox News Republicans support the building of a border wall.

53% of Fox News Republicans support Trump’s child separation policy.

Read the entire study here.