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[ 16.05.2019 ] - New report: Ideological Polarization in Baltic Societies

The report will be presented at a special event on May 16, 2019 11.00, in "Altum" conference hall. One of the central questions that can be asked regarding the Baltic states and other countries concerns the role of radical ideological polarization. Namely, is there an increasing salience of this pattern in public opinion? This question intertwines with the report.

The report consists of two parts:

  • The first part focuses on the descriptive analysis of survey data, outlining the country-level intricacies with respect to each survey item. This analysis is organized around four thematic contexts (Western orientation, failed state, immigration, and protectionism) that, as previous research has suggested, might be relevant for ideological polarization.
  • The second part provides a more aggregated and deeper statistical analysis of opinion groups in the Baltic states.

Authors: Dr. Mārtiņš Kaprāns and Dr. Inta Mieriņa

Publisher: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology University of Latvia

Supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung


The report is freely available for download here (PDF).

You can also read the full text on-line on LU FSI Issuu page or in the interactive box below:


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