In collaboration with YouGov, Global Populisms commissioned public opinion surveys regarding the drivers of populism. The surveys include experiments designed to elicit how much elite expertise is trusted, against the popular sentiment/consensus.
Survey items include a battery of items regarding the core aspects of populism: how represented do the respondents feel, the need for popular control of formal institutions, evaluations of elites, immigrants, and formal institutions, along with a battery of standard demographic and partisanship questions.
These surveys were run in Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, and the United States in the fall of 2018.
Please cite as:
Grzymala-Busse, Anna, and McFaul, Michael. Global Populisms Project, Stanford University. 2020. “Populism Public Opinion Surveys” database, URL.