Selective exposure on Facebook: Public opinion of Dutch and Slovenian undergraduate students

  • Petra Ravbar University College Roosevelt

Abstract

This study investigated the causes and consequences of selective exposure on Facebook. The sample included Dutch and Slovenian (N = 134) undergraduate students. The results show that people who see, read, or click more news posts on Facebook feel more informed about the current political issues. Moreover, using Facebook as the main source of news was shown t go strongly influence the strength of the opinions towards political topics, namely immigration and membership in the EU. In overall, the study suggests that ideological selectivity to political information is influenced by the use of social media.

 

How to Cite
RAVBAR, Petra. Selective exposure on Facebook. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 119-122, dec. 2017. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/2508>. Date accessed: 26 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v3.2508.
Published
2017-12-05