Fear of crime related to prime-time television violence

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Fear of crime related to prime-time television violence

Post by Gutenberg » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:21 pm

Fear of crime related to prime-time television violence

A new study finds that Americans’ answer to one of the long-running questions in a Gallup poll – are you afraid to walk alone in your neighborhood at night? – may be influenced by the amount of violence shown on television dramas.

The study, by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, found that the American public’s fear of crime is statistically related to the amount of violence portrayed on prime-time TV.
Read more here: http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter. ... -violence/

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