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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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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 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 (91st percentile)

Mentioned by

news
16 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
68 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

dimensions_citation
23 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
84 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

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 84 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 84 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 20%
Student > Master 17 20%
Researcher 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Lecturer 5 6%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 34 40%
Psychology 8 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Unspecified 4 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 4%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 15 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 175. 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 26 February 2021.
All research outputs
#122,250
of 17,154,907 outputs
Outputs from Science Communication
#9
of 416 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,778
of 305,656 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Communication
#1
of 12 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,154,907 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 19.0. 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 305,656 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 91% of its contemporaries.