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Fox Viewers More Likely to Believe Death Panel Myth

For the second time this week, polling shows that a worrying number of people believe that health-care-reform legislation will create so-called death panels. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday found that 45 percent of respondents believe that the proposals would allow government to make end of life decisions on behalf of Americans. A poll released by the Pew Research Center today isn't quite as disturbing─only 30 percent of those polled believed the myth. But here's where it gets interesting. Unsurprisingly, Republicans are more likely to believe in death panels, but fully 20 percent of Democrats also bought into the notion. The numbers also vary markedly depending on which news outlet is the preferred source of information, with Fox News viewers significantly more likely to think death panels are part of reform. Here's the breakdown:  

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