Does the media affect the perception that citizens have of important current issues? The numerous studies in different scientific fields addressing the research question offer controversial results on the media role. In this work the sentiment that European public opinion has about non-European immi¬¬¬gration is analysed by data of three Eurobarometer waves from 2014 to 2016. Specifying longitudinal multilevel models on the basis of research hypotheses about the link between immigration issue and media use indicators, the estimation of the parameters reveals significant implications of the media communication skills in affecting the European citizens’ sentiment about non-European immigration. The use of traditional media (TV, press and radio) and new media (website and online social networks) helps to bring closer and consolidate the relationship between citizen and 'foreigner', even when the European migration crisis reaches high levels and the migration issue becomes heated for public opinion. Specifically, when new media is used frequently to obtain political information, a positive sentiment towards immigrants outside the EU for high levels of immigration is common.
|Titolo:||Non-European Immigration: European Public Opinion through Media Indicators|
|Data di pubblicazione:||Being printed|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|