Populism amongst eligible voters in Germany 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the distribution of populism* amongst eligible voters in Germany in 2018. In accordance with the definition provided by the study, 30.4 percent of eligible voters in Germany were classified as populist. 36.8 percent were half-half.

Share of eligible voters with populist* attitudes in Germany in 2018

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Release date

October 2018

Region

Germany

Survey time period

May to June 2018

Number of respondents

3,427**

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Eligible voters

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* In this study populism is defined as a certain understanding of politics and democracy, its norms, institutions and procedures. A distinguishing feature is the idea of the “true people” on one side and the “corrupt elite” on the other. Additionally, views which are anti-establishment, anti-pluralism and pro sovereignty of the people. According to the authors of the study, all three views are supposed to be represented simultaneously to qualify as populist views. Further definitions are available in the Stern issue.

** 2,322 voters and 1,105 non-voters.

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