Political inferences from apolitical cues: food-based political inferences in Italy (2023)

Scaduto, Gaetano (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)


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The research investigates political stereotypes around people’s food preferences in Italy. It consists of three sections:

  • the first includes socio-demographic information on respondents and their tastes and cultural consumption habits;
  • the second part deals with political preferences, media exposure and attitudes towards political parties;
  • the third section refers to the results of the experimental treatment to which the respondents were subjected, who were shown different vignettes regarding the food choices of a third person, and then given questions about political perceptions in relation to food choices.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • POLITICS - political ideology
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social behaviour and attitudes
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: region

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: residents in Italy aged 18 and over

    Sample Procedure: 1,102 individuals. Stratified quota sample

    Weight: No weight used

    Collection Mode: web-based self-administered questionnaire (CAWI)

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format (ita); 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 methodological notes in PDF format (ita); 1 codebook in PDF format (ita); 1 PDF file with UniData's archive notes (ita) (5 file)


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    Source Contact: Gaetano Scaduto - Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

    Scaduto, Gaetano. (2023) Political inferences from apolitical cues: food-based political inferences in Italy. Scaduto, Gaetano [Producer]. Negri, Fedra [Producer]. Mancosu, Moreno [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN248. Data file version 1.0 doi:10.20366/unimib/unidata/SN248-1.0

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