Facilitating Communication across Lines of Political Difference: The Role of Mass Media

@article{Mutz2001FacilitatingCA,
  title={Facilitating Communication across Lines of Political Difference: The Role of Mass Media},
  author={Diana C. Mutz and Paul S. Martin},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={95},
  pages={97 - 114}
}
We use national survey data to examine the extent to which various sources of political information expose people to dissimilar political views. We hypothesize that the individual’s ability and desire to exercise selective exposure is a key factor in determining whether a given source produces exposure to dissimilar views. Although a lack of diverse perspectives is a common complaint against American news media, we find that individuals are exposed to far more dissimilar political views via… Expand
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