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ERIC Number: EJ1157128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Laughing Our Way to a Stronger Democracy: Political Comedy's Potential to Equalize Political Interest in Community College Students
Lawrason, Lisa
Journal of Political Science Education, v13 n3 p279-294 2017
What effect does political comedy have on political interest? Through an experimental design, changes in political interest are measured through a pre and posttest, comparing groups randomly assigned to watch "The Daily Show," "NBC Nightly News," "Entertainment Tonight" and a no-exposure group. Models indicate political comedy significantly affects political interest, measured through a unique 40-point index.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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