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
If you have specific ethical concerns about this study or questions about your rights
as a participant, you may also contact Prof Antony
Manstead (MansteadA@cf.ac.uk), 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
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 highest degree:
Your country of residence:
Your native language:
If English is not your native language, please indicate your command
(English is my native
How would you rate your general interest in politics?
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