Does Watching the News Affect Fear of Terrorism? The Importance of Media Exposure on Terrorism Fear

  title={Does Watching the News Affect Fear of Terrorism? The Importance of Media Exposure on Terrorism Fear},
  author={Ashley Marie Nellis and Joanne Savage},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  pages={748 - 768}
Several authors have proposed that media hype elevates perceptions of risk and fear of crime. Research suggests that fear of crime is related to the overall amount of media consumption, resonance of news reports, how much attention the individual pays to the news, and how credible he or she believes it to be. The present study examines whether the same applies for terrorism. We use telephone survey data (N = 532) of New Yorkers and Washingtonians to test whether perceived risk and fear of… Expand

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