The effects of psychological structures on values ​​and voting behavior

A study of the differences between the voters of the Sweden Democrats, the Social Democrats and the Moderate Party.

Previous research indicates that people's voting behavior is influenced by underlying psychological structures. This project aims to study what these structures look like and the effect they can have on people's values. We will collect data on voters voting on different political parties, and compare them with regard to psychological and sociological aspects.

Duration

2017–2018

Principal Investigator

Jens Rydgren Professor, Sociology

Project members

Kirsti Jylhä PhD, Psychology

Funding

Institute for Futures Studies