Below you find a list of projects we are currently working on. For more information, please check our recent publications, or send an eMail to the listed contact persons.




  • 2019: Perfect picture, imperfect life? The relationship between personal Instagram use and subjective life-satisfaction – A linkage analysis
    Project funded through the Fritz Karmasin-Award of the Austrian Society of Communication (ÖGK)
    Contact: Kathrin Karsay, Brigitte Naderer
  • 2014 – 2018: Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics
    Project funded by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
    COST Action: IS 1308
    Austrian participation project: "Populist Political Communication in Austria. Strategies, Media Attention, and Audience Effects"
    Contact for Austrian part project: Jörg Matthes
  • 2009 – 2014: The Antecedents of Public Opinion Expression. A Cross-National Study of Debate Participation, Project 15 within Module 4 of the NCCR Democracy
    Project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation
    Methods: Cross-national public opinion surveys
    Contact: Jörg Matthes
  • 2011 – 2015: Reception of News on Migration – the Audience Studies within the large-scale project "Mediation of Migration: Media Impacts on Norwegian Immigration Policy, Public Administration and Public Opinion"
    Funded by the Research Council of Norway (in collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway).
    Methods: Focus groups, surveys, content analysis
    Contact: Jörg Matthes