My mother and stepfather love watching The Colbert Report. They're not so big on The Daily Show. Now I know why! Looks like I'm not the only one surprised by Stephen Colbert's popularity with conservatives. Ohio State University just published a study that shows your political opinions influence whether you think Stephen Colbert is performing satire or just being merely amusing. Surprisingly, conservatives believe that Colbert really believes what he's saying, while liberals tend to think that Colbert is a character of parody.