(PatriotWise.com)- A new poll just revealed that conservatives have a far better understanding of COVID-19, and the risk it poses to people, than liberals do. The Rasmussen Reports survey reveals how viewers of conservative cable news outlets do better than liberals on estimating how badly the virus will affect people, with Newsmax viewers being the most aware.
It showed that Newsmax viewers are also more likely to think that public health officials are not being honest about the COVID-19 vaccines, their effectiveness, and their safety.
Johns Hopkins University reveals how the U.S. COVID-19 case-mortality rate, which is the percentage of diagnosed COVID patients who die from the disease, is 1.6%. According to the Rasmussen Reports Survey, some 30% of U.S. adults were able to correctly estimate this rate, by suggesting that it was under 2% of diagnosed patients who die.
However, it also found that 20% of Americans think that the number is between 2% and 5%, and some 17% of Americans believe that it is within the 5% to 10% range. Incredible, some 19% of Americans think the percentage of people dying after being diagnosed with COVID is over 10%.
It proves that media hysteria, combined with horrible messaging from the Biden administration and public health officials, is causing Americans to massively overestimate the risk of this virus to the general public.
According to the survey, 40% of Newsmax viewers were able to correctly estimate the mortality rate, along with 34% of Fox News viewers and some 21% of One America News viewers.
Compare that to 22% of CNN viewers and 24% of MSNBC viewers, and it’s pretty clear that conservative viewers on average are far better at ignoring media hysteria and actually following the science.