Discussion Paper

No. 2019-28 | April 05, 2019
Media-driven polarization. Evidence from the US


Using US data of media’s coverage of politics and individual survey data, the authors document that in the states with a greater coverage of politics, citizens especially exposed to newspapers have more polarized preferences, partly coming from better political knowledge, and resulting in a higher political involvement measured as contributions to political parties and candidates.

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K4, H0


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Mickael Melki and Petros G. Sekeris (2019). Media-driven polarization. Evidence from the US. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2019-28, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2019-28

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