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Electoral Choices and Basic Values of Russians

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  • Alexander Tatarko

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Anna Mironova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

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This research assesses which values were related to the voting results of the Russian presidential election in March 2012. This empirical study was based on the results of a representative poll conducted in two federal districts of Russia (N=2058), which was held shortly after the elections. Participants were given Schwartz’s values questionnaire and were asked which of the five Russian presidency candidates they voted for. Empirical analysis showed that the respondents’ values were related to their political preferences. The study showed that the conservation–openness to change values were related to participants’ voting choices. The conservation values were related to four of the five candidates, which suggest an absence of key differences in the values represented by these politicians

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  • Alexander Tatarko & Anna Mironova, 2017. "Electoral Choices and Basic Values of Russians," HSE Working papers WP BRP 72/PSY/2017, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:72psy2017
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    basic values; political behaviour; voting; elections.;

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