Partisan bias in economic perceptions | Duke Kunshan University

Partisan bias in economic perceptions

With the recent rise of polarization and adversarial politics, many have blamed political parties for constraining individuals in forming a reasoned and dispassionate view of politics and issues. In a chapter for “Research Handbook for Political Partisanship” (Edward Elgar, 2020), political scientist Philip Santoso empirically measures the strength of partisan bias across 15 European countries and concludes that it’s the structure of the media environment that shapes how citizens acquire information and form political attitudes.