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UNGA MEDBORGARE OCH DEMOKRATI -Förhållandet mellan valdemokrati och deltagardemokrati i Sverige
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present study aimed to examine how support and trust in democracy was

viewed among young citizens in Sweden. The study used a quantitative

approach, in which a web survey was developed based on two well validated

measurement instruments. The web survey was distributed via an internet site

with 241 respondents age 18-29 years (M = 23.5 SD = 2.61). Four indexes

were created (trust, support for democracy, autocracy and ideals of

democracy) and the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and

regression models. The results showed that the participants had a fairly large

support for democracy and did also have a fairly high trust in democracy. The

support for other governance than democracy was fairly low. These young

citizens in Sweden preferred participatory democracy over electoral

democracy. A bivariate regression model showed an indication that lower

trust in democracy leads to more active participation among young citizens.

A multiple regression model however showed that females with a lower trust

in democracy preferred participatory democracy and that males with a higher

trust preferred electoral democracy. The authors argue that these important

findings should be prioritized within the democratic discourse in order to be

able to address young citizens regarding their concern and confidence in

democracy. This in turn could give rise to more adequate efforts and decision

making processes for both politicians and civil servants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
Democracy, young citizens, trust, gender, electoral democracy
National Category
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75113OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-75113DiVA, id: diva2:1337934
Subject / course
Statskunskap
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Available from: 2019-07-18 Created: 2019-07-18 Last updated: 2019-07-18Bibliographically approved

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