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dc.contributor.authorDewenter, Ralf-
dc.contributor.authorLinder, Melissa-
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Tobias-
dc.description.abstractAs the rise of populist and right-wing political movements is connected to extensive media coverage, the question arises whether media report more on political parties because of their success or if their success is caused by media reports. To tackle this question, we investigate how media coverage affects short- and long-term political preferences, namely party affiliation and voting intention. For our empirical analysis, we merge 14 years of human-coded data obtained from leading media in Germany with results of the comprehensive German Politbarometer survey from February 1998 through December 2012. To account for endogeneity, we employ instrumental variable estimations. In addition, we control for a multitude of (internal) personal characteristics, such as age, and gender, as well as for (external) macroeconomic variables, such as business climate, unemployment, and inflation. The results show that media coverage of a political party has a positive and significant effect on the shortterm voting intention for this party. When media outlets cover a political party more positively, the electorate has a greater tendency to vote for it. However, for long-term party affiliation, the effect vanishes. This is consistent with the economic theory. Long-term preferences are stable and, thus, contemporary events, such as media coverage, hardly affect supposedly stable preferences. However, in the long-term, party affiliation might also be affected.de_DE
dc.description.sponsorshipVWL, insb. Industrieökonomikde_DE
dc.publisherdüsseldorf university pressde_DE
dc.relation.ispartofDICE discussion paperde_DE
dc.subjectEvaluation 2018de_DE
dc.titleCan media drive the electorate?de_DE
dc.typeWorking Paperde_DE
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issueno 287de_DE
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceDüsseldorf, Germanyde_DE
dc.relation.pagescirca 35 Seitende_DE
dc.title.subtitlethe impact of media coverage on party affiliation and voting intentionsde_DE
item.openairetypeWorking Paper-
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crisitem.author.deptVWL, insb. Industrieökonomik-
crisitem.author.parentorgFakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften-
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