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The new dawn of right wing European populism

Schulze-Makuch, Nikolas (2016) The new dawn of right wing European populism.

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Abstract:It was rather shocking to many; the degree of success right wing populist parties had following a series of crisis’s which have divided Europe. In this essay, the association between various demographic realities and popular support for these parties was measured. By looking at a simple linear regression between these realities we were able to determine that there does indeed exist a negative association between both household income and favorability for right wing populist parties, as well as a negative association between higher level of education and right wing populist favorability. We were also able to demonstrate that those who felt in some ways dissatisfied with the democratic system or even democracy as a whole were more likely to hold favorable views of right wing populist parties. Perhaps most surprisingly, there was no significant association to report with respect to religious service attendance and right wing populist favorability. What follows is an in depth approach which tries to examine the underlying demographic causes for party support.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70368
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