Hope, Trust Deficits May Help Fuel Populism

… Following the groundswell of support for anti-establishment candidates in numerous countries worldwide, many analysts want to understand and predict the success of populist movements. A team of Gallup analysts is analyzing various measures from its global and domestic survey research with the goal of capturing the scope of potential populist support among different populations.

Two of the measures the team is looking at closely are people’s confidence in their national government and people’s ratings of their lives in five years relative to their ratings of their current lives. CONT.

Galina Zapryanova & Anders Christiansen, Gallup