Revived and refreshed: Selective exposure to blogs and political web sites for political information

Thomas J. Johnson, Shannon L. Bichard, Weiwu Zhang

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworked Sociability and Individualism
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology for Personal and Professional Relationships
PublisherIGI-Global
Pages196-217
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781613503386
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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