In study released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at University of Pennsylvania, results found that viewers of Stephen Colbert were more informed than viewers of other news sources regarding campaign finance.

The published study tested The Colbert Report against CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and broadcast nightly news — as well as talk radio and newspapers –  as sources of political information. The study, appropriately called Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson, was based on phone survey data from 1,232 adults 18 years or older who were interviewed between December 13-23, 2012.

Colbert started a "super PAC" and 501(c)(4) during the last election cycle.

“Clearly, (c)(4)s have created an unprecedented, unaccountable, untraceable cash tsunami that will infect every corner of the next election. And I feel like an idiot for not having one.”

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