Pew Research Center’s political typology provides a roadmap to today’s fractured political landscape. It organizes the public into nine distinct groups, based on an analysis of their attitudes and values. Even in a polarized era, the 2021 survey reveals deep divisions in both partisan coalitions.
Those on the political right are more likely to say there should have been fewer public activity restrictions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
A look at how supporters of European populist parties stand out on key issues, from the European Union to Putin.
Republicans who did not agree with the tea party during Obama era were somewhat less likely to remain affiliated with GOP years later. Republicans who had positive views of the tea party movement in 2014 or 2015 were among Trump’s most enthusiastic backers during the 2016 campaign.
Explore our new interactive feature to learn more about what traditional and populist party support looks like in Western Europe.
People in Western Europe differ in their attitudes about major political parties and on key policy issues based on their ideology and whether their views are more populist or mainstream.
Special to RealClearWorld Support for many populist parties is on the rise in Europe. Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) is now the third largest political party in Germany, with seats in the German Bundestag for the first time. Italy’s anti-immigrant League is the country’s third-largest party and became co-leader of the government after this spring’s national election. And in […]
Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented findings addressing the question of “How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?"
Nostalgia, ethnocentrism and a belief that Islam is incompatible with a country’s culture and values also factor into nationalist populism in Europe.