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Humanity’s attitudes about democracy and political leaders: patterns and trends

Anderson, Chris ORCID: 0000-0003-3198-4172, Bol, Damien and Nugroho, Aurelia (2022) Humanity’s attitudes about democracy and political leaders: patterns and trends. Public Opinion Quarterly, 85 (4). 957 - 986. ISSN 0033-362X

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For decades, researchers have examined people’s beliefs across countries and over time using national samples of citizens. Yet, in an era when economies, societies, and policymaking have become increasingly interconnected, nation-states may no longer be the only or most relevant units of analysis for studying public opinion. To examine what people think about politics on a global scale, we develop tools for measuring public opinion that allow us to transcend national and regional boundaries. Starting with the world as the unit of analysis and humans as the relevant population, we measure and then explore patterns and trends in human preferences for democratic government and political leaders with the help of surveys collected around the world since 1994.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 09:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 21:54

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