How the Media Make European Citizens More Eurosceptical

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


In this chapter, we analyse how much media use influences Euroscepticism among citizens. Our analysis covers all EU member states and controls for use of traditional and new media. We show that the media matter for the EU process, as citizens are influenced by their use when they cultivate their attitudes towards the EU. Those who are most exposed to traditional media are also more benevolent to the EU process. On the contrary, the citizens of the net tend to be more pessimistic about the EU process, particularly about its institutions and current political trajectory.


Citizens’ attitudes Traditional media Citizens of the net Media influence Quantitative analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Law and EconomicsUnitelma Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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