Favorability of the main populist parties in Europe 2019

The party of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Fidesz, had the highest support of any populist party in Europe with 46 percent of Hungarian respondents to a 2019 survey stating the view the party favorably. German populist party Alternative for Germany had the lowest support, with only 15 percent of German respondents holding a favorable view.

Share of adults with a favorable view of populist parties in selected European countries as of 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

June 24 to October 2, 2019

Number of respondents

13,320 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

* Respondents were asked about populist parties in their own country.
** The Five Star Movement is ostensibly neither a left nor right wing party, however their anti-immigration stance and cooperation with right-wing populist parties has led many to view them as being more on the right of the political specturm.

Further information about the methodology used to classify populist parties can be found here.

Respondents per country as follows:
Czech Republic 1,022
France 1,027
Germany 2,015
Greece 1,040
Hungary 1,030
Italy 1,028
Netherlands 1,000
Poland 1,030
Slovakia 1,012
Spain 1,069
Sweden 1,016
United Kingdom 1,031

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