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.

16/09/2020
How Human Evolution Explains Support for Populist Leaders
Intuitions based on in-group relations, fairness, and hierarchies lead voters to believe in populist leaders, even when they fail to deliver in office.

12/08/2020
Social Exclusion, Polarised Societies, and Technocracy Leads to Populism, New Study Argues
After the 2008 financial crisis, citizens supported more populist forces in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Italy, and several other EU countries.

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