The Internet, News Consumption, and Political Attitudes
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University , 2012. , 29 p.
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2012:14
news, the Internet, political attitudes
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-181992DiVA: diva2:558257