Selecting Our Own Science

  title={Selecting Our Own Science},
  author={Sara K. Yeo and Michael A. Xenos and Dominique Brossard and Dietram A. Scheufele},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={172 - 191}
We use an experiment with a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population to examine how political partisans consume and process media reports about nanotechnology—a scientific issue that is unfamiliar to most Americans. We manipulate the extent to which participants receive ideological cues contextualizing a news article, and follow their subsequent information seeking about nanotechnology. Our results provide insights into patterns of media use and how media use differs among people… 
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