Selective exposure to consistent information refers to individuals preferring information, which is consistent with their beliefs, attitudes, and decisions. This phenomenon has been observed in many different contexts. The aim of the present experimental study is to examine the impact of a salient personal or social identity on the magnitude of the preference for consistent information. To produce salience, the cognitive accessibility of the personal or social identity of the 80 participants was manipulated, and thereafter a decision case in a personal or social context was presented. The dependent measure was the processing of additive information: The quality of the information has been assessed (credibility, importance) and the willingness to actually read the information (interest in reading, reading intention). 2 x 2 ANOVAs (manipulation of identity x decision case) revealed no significant results; nor did planned contrasts. But there seemed to be a tendency of the conditions, in which the fit was apparent, to process the information unbiased in contrast to those conditions, with no fit. The effect was very small, so a bigger sample may lead to significant results.