Research Explores Parental Behavior During 2016 Election

November 15, 2018
William Eveland

Professors Amy Nathanson and William “Chip” Eveland published new research in Communication Monographs related to the 2016 presidential election. They studied how parents criticized, restricted and co-viewed news coverage during the election. Using data from a representative sample of American parents during the autumn of 2016, they found that co-viewing, active mediation and restrictive mediation were all relatively common. These results have implications for how both political socialization and parental mediation are conceptualized.