Comparative socio-political attitudes 1979-1980

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bo Ekehammar - Stockholm University, Department of Psychology

Research principal

Stockholm University - Department of Psychology rorId


This study is an international expansion of the Socio-political attitudes 1979 study. Youths in the United States and Australia have answered the same questions as the Swedish youths. The aim is to compare different countries in regard to political socialization, political perception/cognition and social attitudes.

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time Method



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Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Australia, Sweden, United States

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Psychology


  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences
  • Funding agency's reference number: F 595/84
Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Youth (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Ekehammar, B., & Nilsson, I. (1985) The positivity bias: A general effect in social perception? Stockholm: Department of Psychology.
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Ekehammar, B., Sidanius, J., & Nilsson, I. (1981) Politikerförakt? En explorativ studie i politisk perception. Stockholm: Department of Psychology.
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Ekehammar, B., Sidanius, J., & Nilsson, I. (1982) Evaluative perceptions of politicians across time. Stockholm: Department of Psychology.

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Published: 2010-01-21
Last updated: 2019-02-06