Presentation Title

Economic Outlooks in the Age of Fake News

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Luke Shylanski, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Meyer Auditorium

Abstract

Political beliefs are often viewed as consequences of economic conditions, but a growing body of evidence suggests that politics can also be a driver of economic activity. The polarizing 2016 election has created a rift in American society, creating groups with disparate worldviews. These differences in perception could lead to changes in economic behavior. In this study, a sample of 285 adults were surveyed. Participants were asked about political views, as well as spending habits that may indicate confidence in the economy. It is hypothesized that supporters of the party in power will act more confidently by spending and investing more.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-10-2018 11:45 AM

Panel

Public Media and Politics

Panel Moderator

Carol Gayle

Field of Study for Presentation

Economics

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Apr 10th, 10:30 AM Apr 10th, 11:45 AM

Economic Outlooks in the Age of Fake News

Meyer Auditorium

Political beliefs are often viewed as consequences of economic conditions, but a growing body of evidence suggests that politics can also be a driver of economic activity. The polarizing 2016 election has created a rift in American society, creating groups with disparate worldviews. These differences in perception could lead to changes in economic behavior. In this study, a sample of 285 adults were surveyed. Participants were asked about political views, as well as spending habits that may indicate confidence in the economy. It is hypothesized that supporters of the party in power will act more confidently by spending and investing more.