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Introducing the inequality and politics survey: preliminary findings

Number of pages35
Publication date2020

Inequality and Politics is an online survey that was carried out in thirteen West European countries and the United States in 2019. The dataset includes representative samples of at least 2000 respondents per country. The survey probes citizens' perceptions of economic and political inequalities and their attitudes towards “inequality-correcting policies.” This manuscript explains the theoretical motivations behind the survey, describes the dataset and presents some preliminary findings pertaining to five themes: perceptions of economic inequality, normative evaluations of inequality, explanations that respondents give for inequalities, perceptions of political inequality and redistributive policy preferences. Our findings shed new light on the political effects of economic inequality in a comparative perspective.

  • European Commission - Unequal Democracies
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PONTUSSON, Harry Jonas et al. Introducing the inequality and politics survey: preliminary findings. 2020
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