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dc.contributor.authorShehata, Adam
dc.contributor.authorGlogger, Isabella
dc.contributor.authorAndersen, Kim
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-10T09:13:09Z
dc.date.available2021-09-10T09:13:09Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50594
dc.description.abstractThis chapter examines public belief formation in Sweden during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on theories of sociotropic belief formation, we analyze how citizens’ ideology, personal experience, interpersonal talk and media use influence their beliefs about how the coronavirus affects the Swedish society. The findings from analyses of three waves of panel survey data suggest that (1) citizens continuously update their corona beliefs over time; that (2) ideological belief gaps emerge in the initial phase of the crisis but remain relatively constant over time; that (3) corona beliefs primarily depend on ideology and news media use; and that (4) these two factors also influence the likelihood that citizens hold-on to beliefs formed at an early stage of the pandemic. Furthermore, while news media use was more clearly related to perceptions about the magnitude of the coronavirus as a societal problem, ideology played a larger role for perceptions about how Sweden had managed the virus.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNT Media, information & communication industries::KNTJ Press & journalismen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherCovid-19, beliefs, public communication, Sweden, ideology, citizens, news media, media use, pandemic, coronavirusen_US
dc.titleChapter 13 The Swedish wayen_US
dc.title.alternativeHow Ideology and Media Use Influenced the Formation, Maintenance and Change of Beliefs about the Coronavirusen_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003170051-16en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook89c57878-37e3-41ce-868e-c7a6d83ab1c5en_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isPartOfBook.dc_titlePolitical Communication in the Time of Coronavirus
oapen.relation.isFundedBy178e65b9-dd53-4922-b85c-0aaa74fce079en_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name H2020 European Research Council
oapen.relation.isbn9780367771577en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780367761851en_US
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages16en_US
oapen.grant.number804662
oapen.grant.programVarieties of Media Effects


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