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Welcome to our 5-min survey on news reception!

Thank you very much for your interest in our research run at the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, UK.

We would like to ask you to read one short newspaper article and answer some questions about it. We are interested in what you think and how you feel about the article.

For your protection, the researchers have obtained ethical approval for this study from the Ethics Committee of the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, UK, where this research is based. If you have questions about or comments on this project or its technical operation, please e-mail Martin Bruder (wipfelhauch‑ If you have specific ethical concerns about this study or questions about your rights as a participant, you may also contact Prof Antony Manstead (, the supervisor in charge of this project.

Clicking the start-button below is evidence that you have read and understood the following and agree to it:

  • your participation in the study will involve reading one newspaper article and answering questions about it. Completion will take approx. 5 minutes.
  • your participation is entirely voluntary, you may refuse to answer any of the questions, and you can withdraw from the study at any time without penalty or loss of privilege.
  • you must be 18 years or older to participate.
  • the information provided by you will be held totally anonymously and you will not be identified in any presentation or publication of this research. It will be impossible to trace your data back to you individually. In accordance with the UK Data Protection Act, this information may be retained indefinitely.
  • although your data will be anonymous, you should note that this study is not being run from a "secure" https-server of the kind typically used to handle credit card transactions. This means that there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorised third parties.
  • many individuals find participation in this study interesting and there are no foreseeable risks associated with your participation. At the end of the study you will be provided with additional information and feedback.

Some questions about yourself...

Before starting the study proper, we would first like to ask you for some information about yourself that we will need to properly analyse your data. Answering these questions will not compromise the anonymity of your data.

Your gender:   Your age:

Your occupation:

Your highest degree:

Your country of residence: 

Your native language:

If English is not your native language, please indicate your command of English:
poor   fair   good   excellent     (English is my native language)

How would you rate your general interest in politics?

not at all interested   0 1 2 3 4 5 6   very interested

If you would just like to have a look at the study without participating properly, please tick the following box, so that your data will not jeopardise our research (you will still be able to participate): 

If you would like to participate, please click the start-button.  


principal investigator:
Martin Bruder
School of Psychology
Cardiff University
Tower Building
Park Place
Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK

Prof. Antony Manstead
School of Psychology
Cardiff University
Tower Building
Park Place
Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK