We would like everyone to join us for the next PhD lunchtime seminar next Wednesday, on the 30th of November at 12.00pm-1.00pm in room 2.07 HBS.
In this PhD seminar Sixten Thestrup, will talk about “Modelling the relationship between national and supranational political trust using the European Social Survey”.
Please find the abstract below.
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
Everyone is welcome, so we would be happy to see you all there!
Alexandra Albert, Georgia Chatzi and Angelo Moretti
Modelling the relationship between national and supranational political trust using the European Social Survey
Recent events in Europe, such as the migration crisis and the UK referendum on EU membership have brought attention to the current state of the European Union. Opinion polls show a noticeable decline in public support for the EU, while Eurosceptic parties gain support in several EU member states. In this presentation, I argue that looking at these trends independently does not tell the full story of patterns in what I will refer to as ‘political trust’. More specifically, in order to identify differences in political trust at the supranational level, we also need to consider the interrelationship with differences in political trust at the national level. Investigating the European Social Survey from 2014 across 17 European countries, I set up a measurement model showing that supranational and national political trust are indeed two empirically distinct concepts, which are positively correlated. Furthermore, when applying multi-group structural equation modelling techniques, it is possible to establish partial measurement invariance across all countries.