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Is the Internet Causing Political Polarization? Evidence from Demographics

Levi Boxell, Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse M. Shapiro

NBER Working Paper No. 23258
Issued in March 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

We acknowledge funding from the Brown University Population Studies and Training Center and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The Pew Research Center, American National Election Study, and the relevant funding agency/agencies bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Matthew Gentzkow ----

I am a member of the Toulouse Network of Information Technology, a research group funded by Microsoft.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Jesse M. Shapiro ----

I have in the past been a paid visitor at Microsoft Research and a paid consultant for a digital news startup. My spouse has written articles for several online news outlets, for which she was paid.

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