Honors College Senior Thesis Presentations

Title

Media Consumption Effects On Climate Change Beliefs

Presenter Information

Haley PenrodFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Political Science & Public Relations

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Drew Seib, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Climate change is in everyday conversation and on the platform for many elections. This issue has grown bigger to where action needs to be taken in order to counteract its effects. One way to examine this subject is through the media. Media allows for an outlet of communication between those with vital information and the public audience. This usage of media can be influential in informing people, as well as changing causation beliefs towards either side. Through this project, the question of how media consumption affects people’s climate change causation beliefs is examined. Using data provided through the American National Election Survey, relationships between media and climate change causation were exposed. Partisanship is also examined in the project as a factor in influencing media’s information as it is consumed by the audience.

Location

Waterfield Gallery

Start Date

November 2021

End Date

November 2021

Fall Scholars Week 2021 Event

Honors Senior Presentations

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Media Consumption Effects On Climate Change Beliefs

Waterfield Gallery

Climate change is in everyday conversation and on the platform for many elections. This issue has grown bigger to where action needs to be taken in order to counteract its effects. One way to examine this subject is through the media. Media allows for an outlet of communication between those with vital information and the public audience. This usage of media can be influential in informing people, as well as changing causation beliefs towards either side. Through this project, the question of how media consumption affects people’s climate change causation beliefs is examined. Using data provided through the American National Election Survey, relationships between media and climate change causation were exposed. Partisanship is also examined in the project as a factor in influencing media’s information as it is consumed by the audience.