Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands

Benjamin LERUTH, Yordan Kutiyski, Andre Krouwel, Nicholas Startin

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Abstract

Previous research has indicated that political radicals and cynics tend to obtain information from like-minded media sources. In this study, we relate media use to political preferences by utilising a cross-national large-N data set collected during the European elections in 2014 through an online opt-in sample and the European Election Studies (EES), in order to test whether individuals who are negatively opinionated towards the EU and the political elite get informed via media that have a similar attitude towards the EU and politics. Our findings indicate that Eurosceptic voters differ considerably from moderate and pro-European voters in terms of their daily media use. In addition, we find that getting informed via a left-wing- or a right-wing-oriented mainstream media matters, when explaining voter’s policy preferences
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe
EditorsM. Caiani and S. Guerra
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter5
Pages95-120
Number of pages26
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781137596437
ISBN (Print)9781137596420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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LERUTH, B., Kutiyski, Y., Krouwel, A., & Startin, N. (2017). Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. In M. C. A. S. Guerra (Ed.), Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe (1 ed., pp. 95-120). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59643-7_5
LERUTH, Benjamin ; Kutiyski, Yordan ; Krouwel, Andre ; Startin, Nicholas. / Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe. editor / M. Caiani and S. Guerra. 1. ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 95-120
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Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. / LERUTH, Benjamin; Kutiyski, Yordan; Krouwel, Andre; Startin, Nicholas.

Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe. ed. / M. Caiani and S. Guerra. 1. ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 95-120.

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LERUTH B, Kutiyski Y, Krouwel A, Startin N. Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. In Guerra MCAS, editor, Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media: Communicating Europe. 1 ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 95-120 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59643-7_5