English title: How politics-news parallelism invigorates partisanship strength

Author(s): Nechama S. Horwitz - Lilach Nir -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015

Abstract

Although past research has found that news exposure correlates with strong partisanship, insights are based on single-country studies. Other studies have shown that cross-national variations in news systems correlate with turnout, but have not explored partisanship. The current study fills this gap by testing the strength of the relationship between news exposure and partisanship cross-nationally. We argue that the greater the political parallelism in news systems, the stronger the correlation between news exposure and partisanship and the smaller the gaps in partisanship between those most and least educated. Multivariate analyses of the cross-national European Social Survey find empirical support for both hypotheses.

Volume: 36

Issue: 2

From page no: 153

To page no: 167

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1177/0192512113516900

Journal: International Political Science Review