STUDY: Left-wing Aussies are anxious about expressing political views online // The Conversation
STUDY: Left-wing Aussies are anxious about expressing political views online // Research by Caroline Fisher, Glen Fuller, Jee Young Lee and Sora Park, and the University of Canberra. //
According to new research, almost half of Australians are worried about what their friends, family and colleagues will think of them if they express their political views on social media. This is an important contribution to understanding the changing nature of the Australian public sphere and the way citizens moderate their behaviour in different media settings.
The finding is contained in the latest Digital News Report: Australia 2018, released by the University of Canberra yesterday.