Media Influences on Political Trust and Engagement

Patricia Moy and Muzammil M. Hussain

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199545636
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

 Media Influences on Political Trust and Engagement

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This chapter studies the influence of the media on political trust and engagement, first defining political trust and political engagement, and then identifying its antecedents. Next, it looks at the key political outcomes of media coverage and the consumption of such coverages, showing that there are different key mechanisms where mass media can improve or limit political trust and political participation.

Keywords: media influence; political trust; political engagement; political outcomes; media coverage; key mechanisms; mass media; political participation

Article.  7074 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Behaviour

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