Clase e ideología en Españapatrones de diferenciación y de cambio

  1. Lucía Medina 1
  2. Miguel Caínzos 2
  1. 1 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Barcelona, España


  2. 2 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Revista de estudios políticos

ISSN: 0048-7694

Ano de publicación: 2018

Número: 181

Páxinas: 97-133

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.18042/CEPC/REP.181.04 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

Outras publicacións en: Revista de estudios políticos


The aim of this article is to study changes in class patterns of ideological differentiation in Spain. We do this in three steps, using for that purpose ten general election surveys and more than 200 opinion polls taken from the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas database. Firstly, we depict the evolution of the ideological self-placement of members of different occupational classes during the last three decades; we identify changes that, in spite of their modest magnitude, imply a qualitative alteration of the formerly prevailing pattern of ideological differentiation. Secondly, we show that these changes are not simply a by-product of the makeover of the socio-demographic, educational and sector composition of classes. Finally, we try to find out whether the observed changes are due to a process of generational replacement, finding this to be so only in part. We close the article outlining three possible explanations that should be tested in future research.

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