2015 年 13 巻 2 号 p. 141-151
In elections, the nation is required to judge candidates or parties which have the ability to lead the country or regions toward a good direction. However, in some elections, it seems that the factors extraneous to the ability, such as name value or popularity, have enormous influence to the support attitude or voting behaviour. This study performed questionnaire survey in Sakai city, Osaka prefecture in order to examine the effect of the media which serves information regarding elections to people. As a result, positive correlations has been shown between the contact tendency of media and TV programs which emphasise atmosphere or image and the positive attitude towards candidates or parties. The contact tendency is stronger in Japan Restoration Party, Osaka Restoration Association, and other related candidates.