Press Releases & Research Outputs

DEMOS press releases on project results, peer-reviewed studies, and other publications are featured below. For more information and interview requests, please reach out to us at: contact@demos.tk.mta.hu.

04/08/2020
Partisan Media Erodes Trust in Politics, New Study Claims
Professional media environments that focus on societal issues might help turn people into citizens that trust politics and vote.

28/07/2020
In New Study, DEMOS Elaborates on How Populist Policies Work
Populist leaders communicate directly with voters, downplaying policy expertise, opposition parties, and civil society actors' opinions.

15/07/2020
High Democratic Efficacy Restrains Populism
The higher the levels of democratic efficacy, the less prone a citizen is to agree with populist statements.

25/06/2020
Orbán's Handling of the Coronavirus Shows How Populists Exercise Power
The parliament passed a controversial bill that allowed Hungary's prime minister to rule by decree with minor oversight

24/06/2020
DEMOS Identifies Four Types of Populism in European Political Parties
Analysis revealed four types of populism: radical left-wing, radical right-wing populism, illiberal, and anti-establishment populism

17/06/2020
Stronger Democratic Institutions Curb Populism
Measures that balance the powers of the state and specify conditions for constitutional revision help hinder populism

05/05/2020
Populist Discourse on Social Media Inflames Anti-European Sentiment
Research findings show the existence of many 'populisms' and the need for coordinated policy responses in Europe

15/04/2020
DEMOS Creates 'Democratic Efficacy', a Concept to Counter Populism
Idea proposes that citizens have positive attitudes toward politics, follow news regularly, embrace democratic values, and are not biased against political parties

23/01/2020
To Strive, Slovak Populists Explore Neglected Social Issues, DEMOS study says
'We Are a Family' explored Slovaks’ debts to push forward populist agenda and win seats in the Parliament