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"VERY GOOD – VERY BAD" OR "SOMEWHAT GOOD – SOMEWHAT BAD" DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSE STYLE AND SOCIAL POLARIZATION ACROSS 47 NATIONS Michael Minkov International.

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1 "VERY GOOD – VERY BAD" OR "SOMEWHAT GOOD – SOMEWHAT BAD" DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSE STYLE AND SOCIAL POLARIZATION ACROSS 47 NATIONS Michael Minkov International University College

2 Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not important at all RESPONSES TO ITEMS ABOUT VALUES: "How important is this to you in your life?"

3 Noise? (traditional view) Dimension of culture? (Smith, 2011) RESPONSE STYLE

4 47 nations studied in 2007 Nationally representative or nearly representative samples Social judgments: good / bad http://www.pewresearch.org/

5 national government media immigrants large foreign companies globalization use of military force market economy protect the environment at the expense of growth, etc. ITEMS ABOUT:

6 Operational definition: High percentages answering very good and high percentages answering very bad Scoring: For each item and for each country % "very good" x % "very bad" (0 % transformed into 1 %) SOCIAL POLARIZATION (SP)

7 RESULTS Highest SP Lowest SP Arab countries Africa Pakistan USA North-Western Europe Latin America Eastern Europe South-Western Europe South-East Asia East Asia


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