The Internet, News Consumption, and Political Attitudes: Evidence for Sweden
2013 (English)In: The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy, ISSN 1935-1682, E-ISSN 1935-1682, Vol. 13, no 2, 1071-1093 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigate the effects of the rise of the Internet as an additional mass medium on news consumption patterns and political attitudes. We use Swedish survey data from 2002 to 2007, the period during which high-speed Internet (broadband) emerged. We find that broadband access is associated with online media consumption. The crowd out of offline consumption is, however, small. Furthermore, these altered news consumption patterns have no or small effects on political attitudes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2013. Vol. 13, no 2, 1071-1093 p.
news, the Internet, political attitudes
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212113DOI: 10.1515/bejeap-2012-0005ISI: 000340291900020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212113DiVA: diva2:676760
ProjectsVoters, Politicians and Economic Policy
FunderSwedish Research Council, 217531001