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Populist party supporters: informed, uninformed or misinformed?

van Kessel, Stijn, Sajuria, Javier and Van Hauwaert, Steven (2020) Populist party supporters: informed, uninformed or misinformed? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (29 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Supporters of populist parties are often portrayed as politically naïve or misinformed, but to what extent does this image reflect reality? Drawing on a new study, Stijn van Kessel, Javier Sajuria and Steven M. Van Hauwaert present evidence that populist party supporters are not less informed than supporters of other parties. However, supporters of right-wing populist parties had a greater tendency to give incorrect answers to political knowledge questions, suggesting there are key differences between the characteristics of left-wing and right-wing populist voters.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 11:57
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104816

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