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Polarization and partisanship: Key drivers of distrust in media old and new?

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Some worry that increased partisanship is lowering trust in the news media, as people increasingly come into contact with cross-cutting news coverage. We use multilevel analysis of online survey data from 35 countries and find that left-right partisans (1) have slightly less trust in the news media in general, (2) slightly higher levels of trust in the news they consume and (3) perceive a larger ‘trust gap’ between the news they use and the rest of the news available within their country. How...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0267323120903685

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
European Journal of Communication More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
5
Pages:
484-501
Publication date:
2020-03-13
Acceptance date:
2019-11-22
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EISSN:
1460-3705
ISSN:
0267-3231
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1099167
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pubs:1099167
Deposit date:
2020-04-10

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