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How exposure to conspiracy theories can reduce trust in government.

Einstein, Katherine Levine and Glick, David (2015) How exposure to conspiracy theories can reduce trust in government. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (13 Nov 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Conspiracy theories are not new – from theories about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to concerns that 9/11 might have been an ‘inside job’, alternative explanations about important events have an appeal to many parts of the population. In new research, Katherine Levine Einstein and David M. Glick find that people who are exposed to conspiracy theories tend to trust government less. In light of these findings, they argue that the media and scholars need to think more carefully about how the reporting of conspiracy theories shapes people’s relationship with democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75873

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