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The Internet, News Consumption, and Political Attitudes

Che-Yuan Liang and Mattias Nordin ()
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Mattias Nordin: Department of Economics, Postal: Uppsala University, P.O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden

No 2012:14, Working Paper Series from Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Abstract: We investigate the effects of the rise of the Internet as an additional mass medium on news consumption patterns and political attitudes. We use Swedish survey data from 2002 to 2007, the period during which online news media emerged. We find that broadband access is associated with online media consumption which, to some extent, crowds out offline consumption. Furthermore, these altered news consumption patterns have no or small effects on political attitudes

Keywords: news; the Internet; political attitudes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2012-07-17
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ict, nep-pol and nep-soc
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