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Politicization and Polarization in COVID-19 News Coverage

Overview of attention for article published in Science Communication, August 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 416)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
14 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
67 tweeters
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

dimensions_citation
13 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
62 Mendeley
Title
Politicization and Polarization in COVID-19 News Coverage
Published in
Science Communication, August 2020
DOI 10.1177/1075547020950735
Authors

P. Sol Hart, Sedona Chinn, Stuart Soroka

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Researcher 8 13%
Other 4 6%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 6 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 28 45%
Psychology 7 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 11 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 156. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 January 2021.
All research outputs
#136,315
of 16,631,923 outputs
Outputs from Science Communication
#12
of 416 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,358
of 304,612 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Communication
#1
of 12 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,631,923 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 416 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 304,612 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 12 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.