Political culture, democratic values and misinformation: Detecting democratic footholds & weaknesses

This project was funded by Visegrad fund

Application # 22120123

Implementation period:
Principal investigator:
PhDr. Ivan Brezina, PhD.

Dr. Martina Klicperova
Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Dr. Zoltan Jakab
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Bárczi Gusztáv Gyógypedagógiai Kar
Wojciech Przybylski
Fundacja Res Publica
Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke and Dr. Franziska Deutsch
Constructor University Bremen gGmbH
Short description of the project:
The project aim is to survey beliefs & attitudes of the V4+ citizens and identify various types of political culture differing by adherence to democratic values. We expect to find such types as religious democrats, secular democrats, pre-political naïve parochials, post-political alienated cynics, and non-democratic radicals. These types will differ by their cognitive strategies, information sources, and also by misinformation, hoaxes they believe in. Results from representative national samples should help to identify the weaknesses of democratic societies and suggest educational remedies.

Key words:
democratic values, political culture, misinformation, cognitive strategies, attitudes