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Ideological Polarization and the Media

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DatePublished - Jul 2014
PublisherDepartment of Economics and Related Studies, University of York
Number of pages11
Original languageEnglish


Greater media presence may facilitate information transmission and consensus, or amplify existing political differences. In the OECD greater media penetration is strongly correlated with reduced ideological polarization in the electorate. Observed increases in media penetration lead observed reductions in measured polarization, suggesting that this relationship is causal.

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