Immigrants’ Feelings of Attachment to Switzerland: Does the Cantonal Context Matter?

Author(s) : Salomon Bennour, Anita Manatschal,

Source : https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05671-1_8

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Personality and Voting for a Right-Wing Populist Party – Evidence from Switzerland

Author(s) : Kathrin Ackermann, Eros Zampieri, Markus Freitag

Source : https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12330

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« Many established democracies are currently challenged by populist parties and movements. Switzerland is a particularly interesting case because it has an established right‐wing populist party that is part of the governmental coalition on a regular basis: the Swiss People’s Party (SVP). We study the electoral success of the SVP from a psychological perspective and argue that dispositions captured by the Big Five personality traits are related to voting for the SVP. Analyzing data from the Swiss Electoral Study (Selects) 2015, we find support for a negative relationship between openness to experience and agreeableness and voting for the SVP as well as a positive relationship between conscientiousness and extraversion and voting for this right‐wing populist party. Additional analyses indicate that attitudes toward immigration mediate these relationships to some degree. Agreeableness and conscientiousness are, however, still systematically related to voting for the SVP when attitudinal factors are controlled for. »

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Effects of Issue-Specific Political Advertisements in the 2015 Parliamentary Elections of Switzerland

Author(s) : Guillaume Zumofen, Marlène Gerber

Source : https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12333

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« Our paper captures the influence of political advertisements on vote intentions in the framework of the 2015 parliamentary elections. We focus on the two winning parties, the FDP and SVP, and the promotion of their stances on immigration/asylum, relations to the EU and the economy. We make use of an extensive database on political advertisements collected in 50 important national and regional newspapers that we link to the Selects respondents. Our findings only hint at limited effects of issue‐specific advertisements with regard to the activation of latent preferences, suggesting that campaigns mattered more when they have managed to make a party’s issue positions known to the electorate. The general reinforcement tendencies detected for migration ads of the SVP suggest that reinforcement effects might be particularly prone when highly contentious issues are at stake. Our results indicate that the SVP did not manage to mobilize new voters with their political advertisements. »

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