Media, Education, and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World

@inproceedings{Gentzkow2003MediaEA,
  title={Media, Education, and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World},
  author={Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse M. Shapiro},
  year={2003}
}
Recent surveys in the United States and the Muslim world show widespread misinformation about the events of September 11, 2001. Using data from 9 predominantly Muslim countries, we study how such beliefs depend on exposure to news media and levels of education. Standard economic theory would predict that increased access to information should cause beliefs to converge. More recent models of biased belief formation suggest that this result might hinge critically on who is providing the… CONTINUE READING

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