Presentation on theme: ""VERY GOOD – VERY BAD" OR "SOMEWHAT GOOD – SOMEWHAT BAD" DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSE STYLE AND SOCIAL POLARIZATION ACROSS 47 NATIONS Michael Minkov International."— Presentation transcript:
"VERY GOOD – VERY BAD" OR "SOMEWHAT GOOD – SOMEWHAT BAD" DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSE STYLE AND SOCIAL POLARIZATION ACROSS 47 NATIONS Michael Minkov International University College
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?"
47 nations studied in 2007 Nationally representative or nearly representative samples Social judgments: good / bad
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:
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)
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