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    East versus West on the European populism scale

    Bojilov, R. and Gunnarsson, J.A. and Zoega, Gylfi (2017) East versus West on the European populism scale. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    We study a sample of individuals in 20 European countries that includes eight East European countries in order to identify whether these eight countries differ from the Western countries in the popularity of right-wing populist parties once we have controlled for personal attributes. The results show variation among the East European countries while as a whole they are not distinct from Western Europe. In particular, in Hungary and Poland populist right-wing parties enjoy greater support once account is taken of personal attributes. We discuss the reasons for this finding. When it comes to the personal identities, we find that a right-wing identity, a negative view of immigrants, not being satisfied with democracy, being negative on homosexuality, and mistrust in both the national and the European parliament seem to be the factors heavily correlated with voting for a right-wing populist party in Europe. Men are more likely to vote for a right-wing populist party as are the old and the less educated. Having experienced unemployed also increased the probability of voting for these parties.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 1707
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Populist right-wing parties, survey evidence
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 13:38
    Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 03:57


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