Om inte Thunberg, kanske Trump? En studie om sambandet mellan samhällsskeptiska attityder och inställningen till globala politiska symboler

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This article concerns how publics relate to global political actors, including: Joe Biden, Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. In an increasingly glo-balized and digitized era, the influence of political actors increasingly transcends national boundaries, turning them into global celebrities and in this case also global political symbols. In order to explore the growing importance of global political sym-bols for political behaviour, this article seeks to explore the association between opinions towards several global political symbols, broadly representing either the establishment or the anti-establishment, and attitudes towards the media, politics, science, global warming and the Covid-19-pandemic. Using survey data collected in Finland 2021, the results broadly show that holding positive opinions about estab-lishment symbols are positively associated with holding mainstream opinions, while a similar relationship is found between anti-establishment symbols and populist attitudes. The findings add to the literature about the attitudinal foundations of emerging global political mass movements.
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)53-88
Number of pages35
JournalStatsvetenskaplig Tidskrift
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2024
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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