The present study investigates how Poles perceive the post-communist political system of contemporary Poland. A nationwide random sample of 400 adults was selected, using a probability quota sampling strategy, and interviewed face-to-face in respondents’ homes. The chief outcome variables were: full acceptance, conditional acceptance, and rejection of the Polish version of democracy. The majority of respondents generally approved, fully or at least conditionally, the new democratic system in Poland. Multiple regression analyses showed that differential attitudes toward Polish democracy depend on respondents’ age, their understanding of the concept of democracy, evaluations of democracy in general, and levels of political anomie.
Post-communist transformation in progress: Poles’ attitudes toward democracy
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Urszula Jakubowska, Krzysztof Kaniasty; Post-communist transformation in progress: Poles’ attitudes toward democracy. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 December 2014; 47 (3-4): 399–407. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2014.10.005
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