DIGSSCORE seminar: A mass-elite gap in climate policy attitudes? Results from four KODEM-panels

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Åsta Dyrnes Nordø, researcher at NORCE, will present her work in progress, titled "A mass-elite gap in climate policy attitudes? Results from four KODEM-panels". This paper uses data from all the panels in KODEM_DEMO - Norwegian Citizen Panel, Norwgian Panel of Elected Representatives, Norwegian Panel of Public Administrators and Norwegian Panel of Journalists.

The event is in a hybrid format, you are welcome to join us for lunch from the Corner room at DIGSSCORE. Food is provided on a first-come first-served basis. Zoom link for digital attendance.

Through the KODEM demo data collection we collected data on attitudes towards the environment and climate change policies across four core groups: citizens, politicians, bureaucrats and journalists. In this presentation we will provide some first results comparing climate change attitudes across the core societal groups. We find signs of a mass-elite gap on the more policy-related items, yet we also find that politicians tend to place themselves closer to citizens on these items. We look more into the detected differences, interested in whether they can be explained by the respondents’ function in society or whether the differences found are better explained by other elite indicators such as education and income.

All are welcome!