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Under the influence? Understanding media’s coverage of opinion polls and their effects on citizens and politicians


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Title: Under the influence? Understanding media’s coverage of opinion polls and their effects on citizens and politicians
Authors: Oleskog Tryggvason, Per
E-mail: per.oleskog.tryggvason@gu.se
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2021
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) ; Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG)
Parts of work: I. Oleskog Tryggvason, P., & Strömbäck, J. (2018). Fact or fiction? Investigating the quality of opinion poll coverage and its antecedents. Journalism Studies, 19(14), 2148‒2167.
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II. Oleskog Tryggvason, P. (2020a). The winner-loser spiral in political news coverage: Investigating the impact of poll coverage on subsequent party coverage. Political Communication.
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III. Oleskog Tryggvason, P. (2021). Taking perceptions seriously: Bandwagon effects in multi-party systems. Unpublished Manuscript.

IV. Oleskog Tryggvason, P. (2020b). How Mediated Opinion Polls Influence Political Parties: Revisiting the Arena Framework. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 32(2), 243-265.
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Date of Defence: 2021-02-05
Disputation: Fredagen den 5 februari, 2021, klockan 13.15 i Linnésalen, Mediehuset, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1B, Göteborg (samt Zoom).
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: opinion polls
public opinion
political coverage
political communication
mediatization
bandwagon effects
Abstract: News media’s use of horse race polls is a defining feature of contemporary political reporting. This thesis investigates how the news media use these opinion polls and how this coverage can influence two of the most central actors in representative democracies: citizens and politicians. This is addressed in four studies, utilizing different kinds of news content data, a representative panel survey of Swedish voters, and a large-scale survey of more than 2400 politicians. The main finding from th... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-190-9
978-91-8009-191-6
ISSN: 1101-4652
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/67096
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