"Info-consumption and political orientations" (by Vilen Ivanov and Mikhail Nazarov) sets fort results
of a study aimed at measuring interrelation between mass information consumption and political
orientations among Russia's population. The results permit to conclude that indices of political
participation are positively linked to rates of media contacts, as are mass media consumption patterns to
individuals' political preferences. Further, the authors suggest empirically grounded patterns linking
TV-orientations to political preferences of the given audiences. The study is based on communicative
behavior surveys in 1994 to 1996.