Status społeczny a opinie i zachowania polityczne jednostki
Rocznik: 2001 Tom: 7 Numer: 1
The paper focuses on relationships between socio-economic status and political opinions and behaviours. The empirical data was derived from nation-wide surveys and from author's research. The results indicate that there are strong relationships between one's position in social hierarchy and political behaviour. People from the top of the hierarchy are much more involved in political activity then those in the low position. The phenomenon is interpreted in terms of individual causal attributions in the explanation of social successes and failures. Different patterns of correlation between political activity and income in the groups of different position were found. Political activity is proportional to the income in the group from the top of hierarchy. In the low position group political activity is associated with low income. The interpretation of this phenomenon refers to individual assessments of gains and loses connected with political activity.