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The more frequently people read newspapers, the more stable their opinion is on government policy

Johnson, Tyler and Kellstedt, Paul (2014) The more frequently people read newspapers, the more stable their opinion is on government policy. LSE American Politics and Policy (30 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How do variations in the consumption of media across Americans affect policy attitudes at the individual and aggregate levels? Tyler Johnson and Paul Kellstedt examine how newspaper readership and television viewership choices shape liberalism or conservatism towards spending decisions made by government from the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s. They find that infrequent newspaper readers exhibit greater variance in opinion and, as a result, their opinions move in less parallel fashion over time compared to those who sometimes or always read newspapers. Television viewership rates, however, do not appear to affect opinion at the individual or aggregate level.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 13:24
Last Modified: 23 May 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58957

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