Television and Voter Decline
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The paper assesses three views of TV's effect on voter decline, including television as a source of decline in social capital, the effect of television in distancing individuals from each other and television as only one of many factors that contribute to low voter turnout. The paper examines the impact of the mass media on how people think.
From the Paper:"There are essentially two opposing views in the debate on how television had affected voter turnout in the United States. One argument holds that television has become a source of a decline in social capital, that capital created by the social interaction of individuals with one another and in groups. Robert D. Putnam has advanced this viewpoint, noting that what television has done is to distance individuals from one another, leading to a decline in all..."
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