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Television Exposure and Internet Use: Their Relationship to Political Tolerance in Egyptian Society

@ SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research

Online ISSN: 2672-7080

Shaima’a Z Zoghaib

Abstract:

Drawing on a survey of 450 Egyptians aged 18 to 70 representing different socio-economic categories and different geographical regions, this study compared the effects of television exposure and Internet use on political tolerance in Egyptian society, taking into account other social, political and psychological variables. The study also investigated the targets of intolerance and how they differed among different groups. The findings shed light on the importance of TV exposure in promoting political tolerance, in addition to the significant negative effects of threat perception and religiosity. There were no significant differences in levels of political tolerance between respondents with different demographic characteristics. The implications of the findings are discussed.

Keywords: Television esposure, Internet use, political tolerance, Egyption society.