About the Expert Survey

The Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey, abbreviated as POPPA, is an expert survey measuring party positions and attitudes on key attributes related to party ideology, party attitudes toward political representation and party organisation. Once the data collection process has been completed, the full data set will be made publicly availably through this website.

The principal motivation for the expert survey is to provide a better understanding of key party characteristics related to populism and political representation. Rather than imposing one specific definition of populism and specifying which parties are to be classified as populist, the Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA) aims to measure the relevant constitutive dimensions underlying dominant conceptualisations of populism for all political parties in each party system.

The expert survey will be fielded in Spring 2018 covering all relevant political parties in key European countries. More information will follow soon.