Full data tables are available at https://www.opinium.co.uk/hostility-barometer/
The Hostility Barometer consists of 12 questions and will be run monthly. It will track levels of hostility amongst British citizens, perceptions of electoral atmosphere, levels of democratic frustration as well as expectations about the future. The Barometer will also be launched in the US in the coming months.
Wave one of the Hostility Barometer was conducted on 22-23 May 2019 with a sample of 2,003 UK adults (weighted to be nationally representative) using an online questionnaire.
From June, monthly reports on the hostility barometer will also be available on the Electoral Psychology Observatory website (under construction)
The Electoral Psychology Observatory at LSE is directed by Professor Michael Bruter and Dr Sarah Harrison. The team leads the “Age of Hostility” project which conceptualised and modelled electoral hostility and develops unique measures to capture it in 27 countries. The team also studies the atmosphere of elections, democratic frustration, the psychology of voters, and the experience of first time voters.
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