Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142615
Authors: 
Sabatini, Fabio
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 08/2011
Abstract: 
This paper contributes to the literature by carrying out the first econometric investigation into the role of television in the formation of political consensus in Italy. Based on probit and instrumental variables estimates, we find trust in television to be the most significant predictor of trust in the Italian prime minister. The latter is also strongly and negatively correlated with trust in the judicial system and tolerance towards immigrants.
Subjects: 
Trust
institutions
democracy
television
media
social capital
Italy
instrumental variables
JEL: 
D72
D83
H8
L82
Z1
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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