By Steffen Mohrenberg, Robert Huber and Tina Freyburg from Swiss Info:
The main goal of our research project, therefore, was to better understand how populist and non-populist individuals differ in their support for direct democracy after discounting for the stealth-democratic features mentioned…
To do this we carried out a survey of 4,000 people in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland – four countries with substantially different political systems. The empirical findings matched what we expected: populist-leaning citizens indeed favour direct democracy more than other citizens, while they also support lower constitutional boundaries on the application of direct democracy.
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