The goal of this research project was to see if one's political affiliation affected the news sources they read regarding their beliefs about COVID-19. Participants read the same article from one out of three news sources: Fox News, CNN, or no news source. Afterwords, they rated the accuracy of the article. We hypothesized that participants who read news from a source that aligned with their political affiliation were more likely to believe the information stated in that article than those who read from sources that did not align with their political affiliation.
Weldon, Evelyn; Kassraie, Hayley; and Brown, Deyonce, "Influence of Media Sources and Political Affiliation on COVID-19 Information Believability" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 174.