• ISSN: 2010-3646 (Online)
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IJSSH 2022 Vol.12(4): 243-253 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2022.V12.1098

The Relationship between Country Characteristics and Ideological Polarization

Xiaohan Xiong and Penghao Jiang

Abstract—This article uses data from World Value Survey (WVS), World Bank and Polity IV to explore the relationship between country characteristics, which include economic situations and political systems, and the polarization of citizens’ ideology on confidence in government. Through the scatter diagram and regression analysis, we assume that the degree of democracy and citizens’ confidence in government have an inverted U-shaped relationship, and the GDP level is the same. The GDP level and confidence in government-related are negatively correlated. Moreover, both the GINI index and the preference headcount ratio and the confidence in government-related are positively correlated.

Index Terms—Economic situation, political system, ideology polarization.

Xiaohan Xiong was with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (e-mail: Xiaohan_Xiong@outlook.com).
Penghao Jiang was with Guangdong University of Foreign Study. He is now with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China (e-mail: phjiang99@outlook.com).


Cite: Xiaohan Xiong and Penghao Jiang, "The Relationship between Country Characteristics and Ideological Polarization," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 243-253, 2022.

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