Does Watching Light Entertainment Really Increase Your Odds Of Voting Populist?

| July 9, 2019

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Fans of light entertainment may be more populist. At least, that's the finding of a study recently published in the American Economic Review: economists studying the rise of Silvio Berlusconi's media empire found a curious correlation between light entertainment consumption and support for populist parties in Italy. Areas of the country with earlier (and superior) access to the ex-Italian president's media network (Mediaset) appear to have been more likely to vote for his (more populist) political party.

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