Political participation and public opinion
Recent publications from FORS on political participation and public opinion
(When) Do Critical Life Events Push People to the Populist Radical Right? Support for the Swiss People’s Party Following Relationship Dissolution, Unemployment or a Health Crisis. Voorpostel Marieke, Kuhn Ursina, Monsch Gian-Andrea, 2020/11/01. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 46 (3) pp. 515-533. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_2A56F42D1379]
Linking Labour Division within Families, Work–Life Conflict and Family Policy. Szalma Ivett, Ochsner Michael, Takács Judit, 2020/10/09. Social Inclusion, 8 (4) pp. 1-7. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_1946A2DDB482]
Division of Labour, Work–Life Conflict and Family Policy: Conclusions and Reflections. Ochsner Michael, Szalma Ivett, Takács Judit, 2020/10/09. Social Inclusion, 8 (4) pp. 103-109. Peer-reviewed. [DOI][serval:BIB_EFEB2D21BC8C]
Political agenda-setting and -building in small consensus democracies : Relationships between media and parliament in the Netherlands and Switzerland. Sciarini Pascal, Tresch Anke, Vliegenthart Rens, 2020/04/10. Mass Media Effects and the Political Agenda, 4 (1) pp. 109-134. Peer-reviewed. [DOI][serval:BIB_2A2310657D40]
Revisiting the Inclusion-Moderation Thesis on Radical Right Populism: Does Party Leadership Matter? Bernhard Laurent, 2020/03/05. Politics and Governance, 8 (1) p. 206. [URN][DOI][WoS][serval:BIB_71B9FDFCA4B2]
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The VOTO studies are published in German, French and Italian
All publications and data that is available can be found here: www.voto.swiss
Comment l’agenda médiatique influence celui des parlementaires (also available in German), , , 01.05.2018. , 91 (5) pp. 54-55.
Das Vertrauen in Regierung und Parlament ist in der Schweiz hoch, was nicht selbstverständlich ist (also available in french). Franziska Ehrler, Lukas Lauener, Anke Tresch, 28.05.2018. Defacto.
Bundesräte gehen, wann es Ihnen passt (also available in French). Georg Lutz, 02.05.2018. Defacto.
Nein zu No Billag aus Angst vor Sendeschluss (also available in french). Anke Tresch, Lukas Lauener, Laura Scaperotta, 19.04.2018. Defacto.
Die Tessinerinnen und Tessiner vertrauen der Schweizer Regierung – auch ohne eigenen Bundesratssitz (also available in french and italian). Lukas Lauener, Franziska Ehrler, Anke Tresch. 14.09.2017. Defacto.
Atomausstiegsinitiative: Nein trotz klarer Ablehnung der Atomkraft (also available in french). Georg Lutz, Florence Lebert, Daniel Kübler, Thomas Milic, Oliver Lipps. 19.01.2017. Defacto.
Three major data sources for data on political participation and public opinion
The Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) has investigated the electoral behaviour of Swiss citizens in national elections since 1995. The project sheds light on the dynamics of citizens’ opinion formation as well as on the determinants of their political participation and vote choice for a specific candidate or party. In addition, it collects survey data on candidates’ campaign activities, policy positions and views on representation. Since its start in 1995, Selects has created a series of datasets allowing for long-term comparison while constantly including innovative new research questions. Selects is funded by the SNSF and the work is centered at FORS since 2008.
Following each federal vote, the VOTO studies the reasons why Swiss voters participate in popular votes on the federal level and explains their voting decisions. Funded by the Swiss Federal Chancellery, VOTO is a joint project of FORS and the Center for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA), in collaboration with the polling institute LINK. About eight weeks after the vote, all reports are published and anonymized data are made available for secondary analysis. Since autumn 2016, the VOTO surveys have replaced the former VOX analyses, which had been conducted since 1977 by gfs.bern and several Swiss universities. The most significant variables from the former VOX analyses have been standardized across time. FORS distributes this cumulative dataset, called VOXit.
CCS – Comparative Candidate Survey
The CCS is a joint multi-national project with the goal of collecting data on candidates running for national parliamentary elections in different countries using a common core questionnaire to allow for cross-country comparison. Data collection comprises surveys among candidates as well as relevant context information concerning the constituency of the candidate and the political system at large. FORS runs the survey in Switzerland as part of the Swiss Election Studies Selects. Since 2008, FORS is also responsible for the harmonization and archiving of data from all participating countries.