TV remoteJudging from the kinds of things that are said on-screen, it might seem like Fox News and MSNBC viewers could hardly agree on anything. But not always. In the recently released survey on how to deal with Iran, people who watch Fox News at least a few times a week and people who watch MSNBC a few times a week mostly agree on how to deal with Iran.

Sixty-one percent of regular Fox viewers and 75 percent of regular MSNBC viewers agreed that the U.S. should continue to try to make a deal that would allow Iran to enrich uranium to a limited extent, provided that Iran permits intrusive inspections to ensure that it is not trying to build a nuclear weapon. On the other hand, 37 percent of Fox viewers and 23 percent of MSNBC viewers favored imposing new sanctions to get Iran to give up enrichment completely. In the survey, respondents went through a policymaking simulation, just like the kind that those participating in the Citizen Cabinet initiative will do.

Similarly, 58 percent of Fox viewers and 73 percent of MSNBC viewers agreed that the U.S. should cooperate with Iran in an effort to help the Iraqi government regain control of Iraqi territory that has been taken over by a militant group that is an offshoot of al Qaeda.

So even if we don’t agree on which channel to get our news, it appears we can agree on what America needs to do to keep safe.

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