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Increased polarization in public trust in news media in Sweden 1990—2018

Conference contribution
Authors Ulrika Andersson
Published in NordMedia 2019
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG)
Language en
Subject categories Media Studies, Media and Communications


This paper focuses on if and how public trust in media has changed in Sweden during 1990--2018. It does so by analyzing trust in media as social institutions and trust in media as organizations. The result points to significant stability in public trust in media, at least on the overall level. Most people have trust in radio and television, especially in public service media. Trust in commercial media such as evening tabloids and commercial television is, however, low. While general trust in traditional media is stable, there are signs of increased polarization in certain social groups. Most obvious is the polarization between those who sympathize with the Left party (V) and sympathizers with the Sweden democrats (SD).

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