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So populist our readers are

the "Populist" is regarded widely as a dirty word. Not even politicians who act according to the Definition, populist, refer to themselves as such. The more interesting the result of populism Quiz, the sites for ten days on various Tamedia available: Two-thirds of all participants were considered to be populist. The great majority among them in the left spectrum:

Nearly 100'000 people participated in the populism Quiz part, which we have developed in cooperation with the "Team of Populism", an international research network that investigates the causes and consequences of populism .

Just in the election year of 2019 – in Switzerland, parliamentary elections are due in October, in the EU in may, European elections seem to us to be such insights to be of particular interest, since Switzerland and its political System are a model for many populist movements in Europe.

parties like the Front National in France or the German AfD, the direct democracy seen as a way to give the citizens their Rights. But how about in Switzerland, even populist settings?

The Quiz consists of 20 questions. For example, if you agree that politicians(on the inside) to listen, listen, listen carefully, when it comes to the problems of the people. Or whether the protection of the environment is important. The answers of the User situate these in a political Grid. This coordinate system consists of two axes, from the "populism-axis", on the other, from a political, a Right-axis.

The result reveals the individual participants, as a populist, and how conservative or progressive he or she is set – and where he stands in comparison to world leaders such as Donald Trump or of the Swiss political personnel, by Roger Köppel to Simonetta Sommaruga.

The results are – in spite of the high number of participants and, of course, not to be representative, they reflect the settings of our Online readers – and this, depending on the publication can distinguish:

Already, the international Version of the Quiz in the "Guardian" that the participants populist are set, as one might assume. That the people of their own populist settings are not aware of, is quite possible, says the Swiss political scientist and populism-expert Laurent Bernhard (see Interview).

The Quiz allows for more conclusions to be drawn on the populist preferences of certain groups. So, it showed that academics are less of a populist than other participants – but not as much as you would due to their Association to the so-called Elite thinking:

women in the field are left than men, the populist inclinations, however, are pronounced the same. What stood out in the analysis: There are very many young Users (20-30 years) took part in the survey. But they are set in a similar populist (or not), as older participants:

As the Feedback of our Users shows on the Quiz, was for you the positioning with politicians of a particular stimulus. The individual results show the reactions on Social Media, appear to have met most of the self-assessment. Barack Obama was the most the most participants at the next Donald Trump, not surprisingly, on the remote.

in Principle, a precise Definition of populism is difficult, although the political presence of shapes like little else. In General, politicians or political movements that differ in their rhetoric between the "people" and the "elites". Wherein the policy as a battle between the virtue of the masses and the nefarious Elite is understood with the aim of the "will of the people".

The location of the above-mentioned politician in our coordinate system was performed according to the judgment of Political scientists and political journalists, we moved to Rate. We positioned it, then, according to the average of the expert evaluations.

this location was not arbitrary, the fact that Tamara Funiciello, one of the named politicians, who answered quiz questions yourself, and your result is published on Twitter. She landed next to the the experts calculated Position.

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(editing Tamedia)

Created: 21.03.2019, 20:55 PM

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