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A Question of Time?: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between News Media Consumption and Political Trust.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science. (Demokratiinstitutet Demicom)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5964-102X
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden .
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden .
2016 (English)In: The International Journal of Press/Politics, ISSN 1940-1612, E-ISSN 1940-1620, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 88-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although there is plenty of research investigating the linkages between news media use and political distrust, virtually all of these studies focus on the impact of media use on political distrust at a particular point in time. At the same time, the transition from low-choice to high-choice media environments suggests that the relationship might not be stable across time. Whatever the linkages between news media use and political distrust were in the 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s, it cannot a priori be assumed that those linkages are the same or of equal strength today. Against this background, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the changing relationship between news media use and political trust across time. Among other things, the results show that there is a positive linkage between news media use and political trust but also that for some media, this relationship weakens across time.

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2016. Vol. 21, no 1, p. 88-110
Keywords [en]
Political Trust, Media Effects, Opinion Dynamics, Changing Media Environments
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26438DOI: 10.1177/1940161215613059ISI: 000367170700005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84949894790Local ID: DEMICOMOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26438DiVA, id: diva2:882238
Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-14 Last updated: 2018-03-26Bibliographically approved

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