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The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists

Niclas Berggren (), Henrik Jordahl () and Charlotta Stern ()
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Charlotta Stern: Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

Finnish Economic Papers, 2009, vol. 22, issue 2, 75-88

Abstract: We study the political opinions of Swedish social scientists in seven disciplines and find indications of a left‑right divide, with sociology and gender studies being the most left‑leaning disciplines, with business administration, economics, and law being the most right‑leaning ones, and with political science and economic history being located somewhere in between. This pattern is found when looking at party preferences, left‑right self‑identification, and positions on economic policy issues. Overall, there is a slight dominance in sympathies for the right, although there are more academics to the left among those most involved in activities with a potential to influence decision‑makers.

JEL-codes: A11 A13 A14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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