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Ideological polarization and the media

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JournalEconomics Letters
DateE-pub ahead of print - 13 Aug 2014
DatePublished (current) - Oct 2014
Issue number1
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)36-39
Early online date13/08/14
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. Media penetration increases lead reductions in polarization, suggesting that this relationship is causal.

    Research areas

  • Ideology; Polarization; Media

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