Author's personal copy Personality correlates of party preference: The Big Five in five big European countries

  title={Author's personal copy Personality correlates of party preference: The Big Five in five big European countries},
  author={Michele Vecchione and Harald Schoen and Jurema Freire Lisboa de Castro and Jan Meuleman Cieciuch and Vassilis Pavlopoulos and Gian Vittorio Caprara},
The Big Five Model was used to assess the role of personality traits in orienting voting choice across five European countries (n = 1288). Findings from Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, and Poland showed that the Big Five were linked to party preference in theoretically consistent ways. Traits had substantial effects on voting, whereas the socio-demographic characteristics of gender, age, income, and educational level had weaker influences. In each country, voters’ traits are seemingly congruent… CONTINUE READING

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