Fox News is firing back at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which released a study that claimed viewers of Fox News are less informed than those who watch no news at all, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The study was initially released six months ago, and this month the university said another survey had confirmed its earlier findings about ill-informed Fox News viewers, the story says.
Fox News has criticized the university, which was ranked No. 585 on a Forbes ranking of 650 colleges.
"Considering FDU’s undergraduate school is ranked as one of the worst in the country, we suggest the school invest in improving its weak academic program instead of spending money on frivolous polling — their student body does not deserve to be so ill-informed," said a Fox News representative.
The most recent poll from the university asked 1,185 people to answer five questions about international news and four questions about national news. The average person relying on Fox News answered 1.08 international questions correctly, and 1.04 domestic questions correctly, lower than people who don’t watch the news, the story says.