Perceptions of Social Stratification and Voting

In recent years, on an international scale, politicians, analysts and researchers have come to believe that the social stratification of voters has no significance in terms of  their voting behaviour. But this conclusion is based mainly on studies of objective social groups. This project aims to go the other way and focus instead on the voters’ subjective perceptions of what the social group structure looks like, and how the voters associate themselves and the political parties with this structure. The main claim is thus that the voters perceive certain groups to be more closely connected with certain parties, and this has a significant influence on how they asses the different parties and choose a party.

Project manager: Rune Stubager

Project description: Find the full project description here