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

Application # 22120123

This project was funded by Visegrad fund
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
Jacobs 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