The Roots of Confidence in the European Union
Political Science Department
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
We analyze public confidence in the EU using the recently released fifth wave (2005-2008) of the World Values Survey. We argue that confidence in the European Union depends on an underlying trust in social and political institutions, and that confidence in the EU does not differ substantially from confidence in other international organizations. In a multivariate regression analysis of individual-level data, we also examine the impact of economic variables, knowledge, and territorial identity.
Midwest International Studies Association
St. Louis, Missouri
Diven, Polly and Constantelos, John, "The Roots of Confidence in the European Union" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1219.
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