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Echo Chambers and Partisan Polarization: Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Echo Chambers and Partisan Polarization: Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Erik Peterson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dartmouth College

Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Shanto Iyengar, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Where do partisans get their election news, and does news consumption influence their candidate assessments? To shed light on these questions, the authors track the web browsing behavior of a national sample during the 2016 presidential campaign and then merge these data with a panel survey administered in August and November. 

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