Want to feel less anxious about the state of the world? Try diversifying your online news sources


A recent study by researchers Brooke Auxier and Jessica Vitak from the University of Maryland indicates that individuals who actively seek to diversify their consumption of online news are less anxious than consumers who don't take such measures. Auxier and Vitak categorized study participants into groups as "echo chamber builders" or "diversity seekers," in addition to asking questions about the individuals' political affiliations and beliefs on a range of current issues. Due to the sample size and other limitations, the researchers are hoping for further studies of the different factors that play into how people personalize their news feeds. 

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