First Advisor

Richard Clucas

Date of Award

5-22-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science and University Honors

Department

Political Science

Language

English

Subjects

Political parties -- United States, Party affiliation -- United States, Polarization (Social sciences) -- United States -- Research, United States -- Politics and government, Polarization (Social sciences) -- Political aspects -- Effect of social media on

DOI

10.15760/honors.908

Abstract

Americans in 2020 live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. Scholars often study this trend of increased polarization in conjunction with the use of social media platforms, or social networking sites (SNSs). Despite a nearly twenty-year existence, however, the discourse community surrounding the relationship between SNS use and political polarization has yet to develop past a scattered and largely theoretical body of literature. What follows is a description of the current state of the literature followed by a description of a conceptual framework scholars can use when approaching the field and designing their own research in order to make meaningful contributions to the discourse.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33163

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