Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party?

Kroh M, Schupp J (2011) ; 1.
Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.

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The Greens have been riding high in the polls for months now. In Baden-Württemberg, a stronghold of the Christian-Democratic Party (CDU), Winfried Kretschmann became the first Green party candidate to be elected Minister-President of any German state. This article looks beyond the current political climate to analyze longer-term trends in Green party support. The data used come from the Socio- Economic Panel (SOEP) Study, carried out by DIW Berlin in cooperation with TNS Infratest, Munich. The data are especially well suited to the in-depth analysis of party identification for two reasons: First, the SOEP has interviewed the same individuals on their party support for 27 consecutive years. Second, the SOEP provides a uniquely rich set of data on the question of who these Green partisans are-how much they earn, what educational qualifications they possess and what their occupational status is. Our results show that the successes of Alliance '90/The Greens in recent elections are the product of long-term changes in the party's electorate. From the 1980s until today, the Greens have enjoyed the over-proportional and uninterrupted support of younger voters. The party has also been successful in maintaining voter loyalty even as their supporters grow older. Furthermore, the results show that a large proportion of individuals who supported the Greens in their youth are now high-income earners, civil servants, salaried employees and self-employed. Because of this, Alliance '90/The Greens are now competing with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Free Democratic Party (FDP) to represent the interests of affluent middle-class voters.
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Kroh M, Schupp J. Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party?. Vol 1. Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung; 2011.
Kroh, M., & Schupp, J. (2011). Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party? (1). Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, 25-32.
Kroh, M., and Schupp, J. (2011). Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party? 1, Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
Kroh, M., & Schupp, J., 2011. Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party?, no.1, Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
M. Kroh and J. Schupp, Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party?, vol. 1, Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, 2011.
Kroh, M., Schupp, J.: Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party? 1. Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (2011).
Kroh, Martin, and Schupp, Jürgen. Alliance '90/The Greens at the Crossroads : On Their Way to Becoming a Mainstream Party?. Dt. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, 2011. 1.
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