Media and Political Polarization

  title={Media and Political Polarization},
  author={Markus Prior},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • M. Prior
  • Published 10 May 2013
  • Political Science
  • Annual Review of Political Science
This article examines if the emergence of more partisan media has contributed to political polarization and led Americans to support more partisan policies and candidates. Congress and some newer media outlets have added more partisan messages to a continuing supply of mostly centrist news. Although political attitudes of most Americans have remained fairly moderate, evidence points to some polarization among the politically involved. Proliferation of media choices lowered the share of less… 

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