Socio-demographic and psychological determinants of political (in)tolerance: Hungary at the dawn of the 21st century

Todosijević, Bojan and Enyedi, Zsolt (2015) Socio-demographic and psychological determinants of political (in)tolerance: Hungary at the dawn of the 21st century. Psihološka istraživanja, 18 (1). pp. 23-46. ISSN 0352-7379 eISSN 2560-306X

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The paper presents a socio-psychological causal model of political intolerance in Hungary, on the basis of a national random sample survey data (N=1002). The research improves on the existing models in two directions: by construc-ting a more complete model through inclusion of a wider set of potentially re-levant variables, and by using more reliable operationalisation of the examined concepts. The results indicate that political tolerance in Hungary, as defined by the “content free” method, can only weakly be explained by an extensive set of socio-demographic, psychological and political variables. Contrary to the commonly reported results, socio-economic status variables displayed a rat-her complex and often direct pattern of influence on political tolerance, while psychological variables proved to be relatively weak predictors. In Hungary, psychological factors have a relatively strong role in determining the choice of target groups and socio-demographic variables have a stronger role in deter-mining the degree of intolerance. In general, the findings suggest that intole-rance of different groups is not uniformly related to social and psychological explanatory variables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: political tolerance, quantitative research, Hungary, political attitudes, authoritarianism, politička tolerancija, kvantitativno istraživanje, Mađarska, politički stavovi, autoritarnos
Institutional centre: Centre for political research and public opinion
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 21:16
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 21:16

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