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Research and Insights: Reinforcing Spirals of Political Discussion and Affective Polarization

While media is often blamed for exacerbating the ideological and political gap between political parties, discussing politics among friends and family also has a significant impact on increasing polarization, particularly when individuals of opposing political affiliations are not participating in open dialogue.

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Myiah Hutchens and Jay Hmielowski and Michael Beam from Kent State University sought to better understand how human interactions can impact existing political polarization.


Posted: February 11, 2020
Category: Digest Only