This study uses an online panel of Internet users to examine the degree to which those who visit U.S. political websites and blogs practice selective exposure as they construct their individual political networks. Specifically, the analysis addresses the extent to which individuals say they visit websites and blogs with which they agree and disagree. The findings indicate strong support for the detection of selective exposure in this context. Reliance on political websites and blogs as well as partisanship emerged as predictors of selective exposure for political information after controlling for demographic and political factors.
|Title of host publication||Networked Sociability and Individualism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Technology for Personal and Professional Relationships|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 2011|